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Fireman's Hall Museum, Philadelphia
(4.5/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • This is the place for you if you love all things fireman. Great collection of historic early fireman's artifacts. It is not a large place but they do have quite of information packed in here. 
  • Fireman's Hall - sitting on the Second Street. Is the oldest firemen station in the city. It is maintained so well, that some of the celebrities could get jealous! Just a few steps to the left - towar...  more »
  • Get out at 2nd street station subway and walk up 2nd street past the famous Elfreth alley and you will find it on the same side,(15 mins walk) from the subway. Entrance is at the side. It is free but ...  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