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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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  • 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 »
  • This is a sight worth stopping at if you like historical fire apparatus. In the first firehouse, lots of old type fire trucks, equipment. Little children LOVED it. Clean bathrooms, small gift shop, Fr...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • 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
  • 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
  • Amazing restorations. Well done guys!
  • Great little free museum. I was surprised they had exhibits and kid friendly stuff here for no admission fees.