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Fireman's Hall Museum, Philadelphia

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Fireman's Hall Museum, located in a restored firehouse in the heart of Philadelphias historic Old City district, is one of the nation's premier fire museums. Here, the history and heroic moments of Philadelphia firefighting, both past and present, are celebrated through the museum's exhibits, public programs and award ceremonies. Owned by the City of Philadelphia, the museum is operated by the Philadelphia Fire Department and supported by the Philadelphia Fire Department Historical Corporation.

The mission of Fireman's Hall Museum is to preserve the ongoing history of Philadelphia firefighting through the collection, preservation and presentation of related artifacts for the education of the public and to encourage sound fire prevention practices.

The collection at Fireman's Hall of fire fighting tools, apparatus, uniforms, photographs, prints and fire marks are displayed in exhibits throughout the restored 1902 firehouse to which a new wing was added in 1977.
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  • We've been to quite a few fire museums and this was one of the best! It gives a great history of fire prevention and fire brigades, especially since this is where it all started! In this respect, this...  more »
  • This is a great museum...not huge, but very well presented. Anyone who is at all interested in the history or the people of firefighting will find this a wonderful spot. And, if you have not connected...  more »
  • If you like fire fighters, this is the place for you. This is a well put together 2 story exhibit within walking distance of other Old City attractions. It contains a combination of Philadelphia fire ...  more »
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  • Highly recommended museum. First floor houses a good collection antique fire fighting vehicles and equipment. Second floor is a must visit where one learns about the long history of the pioneering fire force in Philadelphia. One of the earliest cities to have professionals fighting fires.
  • Great museum with entry by donation. Nice historical exhibits. Friendly staff.
  • Great little free museum. I was surprised they had exhibits and kid friendly stuff here for no admission fees.
  • Website says closes at 5.....walked up at 330, and it's closed. My kids are crying!
  • Very educational