Hinckley Fire Museum106 Old Hwy 61
Hinckley, MN 55037
Located six blocks west of I-35, turn right on Old Highway 61 and go 3 blocks northGet Directions
The Hinckley Fire Museum is located in the former Saint Paul & Duluth Railroad Depot, rebuilt in the wake of fire to replicate the previous train station.
The building is on the National Register of Historic Places and remains largely unchanged.
Inside, you’ll see artifacts from the 1890’s that made it through the fire and hear some of the many stories from that terrible September day, which remains one of the largest wildfire disasters in history.
Hours & Dates
Seasonal Hours (May 1 - October 20)
- Tuesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Thursday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Adults $5, Seniors (62+) $4, Teens (13-17) $2, Children (6-12) $1, 5 and under Free
Installed lighting sensors, compact bulbs and energy audit.
- Energy efficiency/conservation
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 49 reviews
Very interesting piece of Minnesota history. Very informative and we'll put together. Went with my family and we all learned about what made the town what it is.
— cathy l, November 5, 2019
A stop at the Hinckley Fire Museum is well worth your time. A film and knowledgable guide gives visitors the story of devastation in 1894 as a fire swept through 200,000 acres, killing over 400...
— Caroleirene, August 21, 2019
Very friendly and informative volunteer staff. Interesting video and several books about the fire. We would probably stop there again.
— SoraCrafts, August 18, 2019
This town is only 1400 population & the major draw is the casino west of town. A significant event in Minnesota history is covered completely & in great detail at this downtown museum. Many...
— jacksond726, June 6, 2019
The fire museum is a must if you are in the area, it tells the story of the fire and the stories of some of the people. There is a short film that gives a great overview along with the rebuilt...
— VJ7250, May 10, 2019