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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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  • I really stumbled upon this place when having a day off of work and being in the area. I am so happy that I found my way here so that I could see a truly hidden gem. There is no admission price, but t...  more »
  • Interesting place to visit, if you're into that stuff. Husband is a Fire Lt, so it was on our must do list. Love that they included some 9/11 artifacts.  more »
  • Nice museum with a good collection of historical firefighting equipment. The old concept of fire "insurance" is really interesting. There is no charge for admission, only a donation. Definitely worth ...  more »
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  • Loved the place and it's free. It's a bit smaller than other muesuems. But kids enjoy it. There are fireman outfits for trying and puzzles and board games for kids to play. Also the store has really great fireman toys. Must visit atleast once..😊
  • Very unique museum. Terrific for firefighting enthusiast. Also has an interesting exhibit about Benjamin Franklin's role in firefighting in Philadelphia. Admission is free, donation recommended
  • Such a cool collection! Its worth dropping by for a quick tour.
  • Unexpected gem. My daughter enjoyed it tremendously. Fire fighters and their history are so important. They make learning fun and interactive.
  • You got a fire burning the family or just interested in the history of firefighting this is a cool place to stop by buy T-shirts support their cause and check out all the cool tools and fire trucks and stuff that they maintain had a good time

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