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History
On May 19, 2009 representatives from the Norfolk Police, Fire-Rescue, MacArthur Memorial and SevenVenues gathered to discuss the combination of two historical collections from the Police and Fire Departments. This museum would be the only dedicated Police and Fire-Rescue Museum in the State of Virginia.

The Chrysler Museum offered the Freemason Street Reception Center building. Under the supervision of the MacArthur Memorial, a Police and Fire-Rescue Museum took shape. During the next year renovations transformed a welcome center into a gallery of memorabilia. The collections range from handcuffs, guns, badges and patrol bikes and a motorcycle to brass poles, helmets, heart monitors and a hose cart. The building was opened to the public on May 20, 2010 averaging 200 visitors a month.
Financial and logistical support of both museum collections is funded 100% through donations. Both museums are managed by volunteers dedicated to meet the mission to collect, preserve and display authentic memorabilia.

The present location is in the historic district on Freemason Street. The museum shares the block with The Freemason Street Baptist Church, The Norfolk History House (Willoughby Baylor House) and The Moses Myers House. A ribbon cutting ceremony with the Mayor Paul Fraim, surrounding police and fire departments and retirees took place on September 20th.

Contact Us
Norfolk Police & Fire Rescue Museum
401 E. Freemason St.
Norfolk, VA 23510
Ph: 757-441-1526

Hours
Thursday 10-2pm
Friday 10-2pm
*Call for special group appointment visits (ie. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts)

Admission: Donations are appreciated

Parking
MacArthur Mall North Garage
Bank Street Garage
Freemason St Garage
Charlotte St Garage