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Hinckley Fire Museum

The Hinckley Fire Museum is located in the former Saint Paul & Duluth Railroad Depot, rebuilt in the wake of the 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 1890s 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.

Hinckley had a volunteer fire department, complete with a new fire hall and modern firefighting equipment. But they were no match for the firestorm and were forced to flee, searching alongside their neighbors for ponds, rivers, or any water at all to escape the fire.


106 Old HWY 61 S, Hinckley, MN 55037


(320) 384-7338



Hours are 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. – No admission after 4:15 p.m., please.

Please plan to spend enough time inside to enjoy our short film explaining the conditions that led to the fire and to walk through our many exhibits. Because the museum closes each day at 5:00 p.m., we ask that you arrive no later than 4:15 p.m. We have a great story to tell, and it takes a little time!

The museum is open from May through Mid-October each year.
Open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays


Adults: $5
Seniors: $4
Students: $2
Children: 0-6 FREE