Please note that two exhibits will be temporarily closed for maintenance: Waterworks from May 21 - May 25 and the Memphis Grand Carousel on May 23.

Katherine & John Dobbs Family Center

(901) 458-2678

2525 Central Avenue

Memphis, TN 38104

Open 7 days a week

9 AM - 5PM

Engine House 18

Discover the special people in the community who respond to emergencies and provide safety. Children put on fire fighting equipment and hop on one of two real shiny red fire engines to put out pretend fires. Visitors young and old like to jump on the real police motorcycle. People love sitting in a real sheriff’s car – pretending to drive it, dressing as a police officer, making “arrests,” watching the blue lights and more.

Sponsors: Nineteenth Century Club & Shelby County Sheriff’s Department, Sheriff Bill Oldham