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New York City Fire Museum, New York City
(4/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
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  • With regret I rate with only two points this attraction, because we went with a lot of enthusiasm, hoping to find something well organized especially for foreigners. The Museum comes out from traditional circuits, is in Soho, and just go both for the price ($ 8 adults, $5 seems reasonable children) that for the atmosphere you realize you're out of the tourist business, and in the beginning I was happy. But then just climb on the first floor, where there are historical remains of the Fire Department of New York, I realized that the tourist is left alone, there is a guide, even audio, which will accompany me in the visit and the explanations under every exhibit are written only in English, not catching my attention in any way. Downstairs, the Memorial in remembrance of all the firefighters who lost their lives during September 11 is touching. During our ride, there was an American schoolchildren on a field trip and a fireman recounted anecdotes and explained to the children a lot of stories, and probably if this type of help was targeted at all tourists maybe in different languages, would have been a visit much more interesting, probably more expensive, but at least it would be worth it. Too bad!
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  • This is a wonderful hidden gem of NYC. Old Ladder 30th's building houses a fascinating collection of artifacts and fire suppression apparatus. It is a wonderful museum for children and teenagers alike...  more »
  • Revisited may come earlier. History of the firefighter and the effort and saw, that protects the citizens really that like the. It is a Memorial Exhibition of the 911 is still profound.
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  • Me And My Autism Son Went And He Loved It 🏤🔥🚨🚒
  • Visited yesterday and it was great. As a fireman myself it was wonderful to see how our profession was performed in the past. Keep up the good work.
  • The FDNY's original museum opened as the Fire College Museum in Long Island City in 1934. In 1959 the collection was moved to the spare bay of a working firehouse at 100 Duane Street in Manhattan, where it remained until the Home Insurance Company presented its own extensive collection of fire memorabilia to the city in 1981, making a move to larger space imperative. A new non-profit, The Friends of the New York City Fire Department Collection, was created to raise funds to renovate the former quarters of Engine Company No. 30, a 1904 Beaux-Arts firehouse on Spring Street, and in 1987, the New York City Fire Museum opened to the public. Exhibits in the museum demonstrate the changes in firefighting practices from bucket brigades to carriages to engines. The evolution of the department itself, from volunteer firefighters to municipal fire departments is also covered. The museum also houses a special memorial to the 343 members of the FDNY who lost their lives in the September 11 attacks. This memorial includes artifacts recovered from the World Trade Center site, as well as a monument commemorating each firefighter who made the Supreme Sacrifice.[1] Retired FDNY firefighters are often on hand to educate the public on firefighting history as well as to relate personal anecdotes. The museum is also very active in fire safety and prevention education and has a mock apartment highlighting fire hazards for its kindergarten though 12th-grade programs. The New York City Fire Museum attracts approximately 40,000 visitors a year. Attendance at the museum spiked to 46,000 visitors in 2002 following the September 11th attacks and has since leveled off
  • Cool fire trucks and gear. Touching videos about 9/11/01, so bring tissues.
  • Great compact museum. Moving 9/11 area.