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Portland Fire Museum

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Address: 157 Spring St., Portland, ME 04101
Phone Number: 207-772-2040
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Description: Learn how a Maine community has fought fires over the past century through...
Learn how a Maine community has fought fires over the past century through a vast collection of memorabilia and exhibits including 19th-century water pumps and original horse stalls.
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Wonderful Little Museum

This little museum is not very well known...or advertised, but it is very special. It is a two-story former (very old) firehouse...it is small, but it is packed with wonderful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Portland, Maine
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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This little museum is not very well known...or advertised, but it is very special. It is a two-story former (very old) firehouse...it is small, but it is packed with wonderful historical items from the Portland Fire Department's brave history. Go online or call to check the hours of operation as they can be sporadic. I do know that on any... More 

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Bishop, California, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We had a brochure from the museum that noted it was open when ships were in port. Walked to the edge of town to find it. The door was open but no one around? A worker came in from a side room and said we had to leave they were not open. I explained we were from California and had... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We had a brochure from the visitor information station on the ship dock that said the museum was open until 4:00. We organized our day to include a visit to the museum. We took pubic transportation to get there and arrived at 3:00ish only to find that the museum had closed! The location of the museum is on the edge... More 

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Burleson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

The Museum has some very old fire trucks. The Museum use to be a fire house with horse drawn equipment. If you are enterested in the fire service you will enjoy the Museum.

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