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New Bern Fireman's Museum

Address: 408 Hancock St., New Bern, NC
Phone Number: 252-636-4087
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in New Bern
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Attraction featuring antique fire engines used in the 1922 fire that destroyed one-third of the...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Attraction featuring antique fire engines used in the 1922 fire that destroyed one-third of the city.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

It's a small museum but has so much to see n learn. But the most important is the horse who was a hero in his life time.he tells his own story which is little sad but leaves a note on your heart. This place has a minimal entry fees but gives you back alot more than u actually pay.

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Jacksonville
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We didn't know very much about firefighters before attending this museum! The entrance fee was a little high, but we really appreciated all the detail put into the restoration and presentation of all the pieces. The gentleman on duty that day was VERY knowledgeable, and he gave us a mini-tour of our own, educating us. Our kids had a wonderful... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
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149 reviews 149 reviews
21 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Never realized that New Bern Firemans Museum had so much local historical exibits. this place was like stepping back in time to when the horses used to pull the appliance. lots to see and absorb.

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Amelia Court House, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My ancestors were instrumental in building firewagons for the 1800's in New Bern and so I am somewhat partial to this museum. Staff is very informed and gives a great tour. A must see for visitors to New Bern.

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Winterville, North Carolina
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22 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The kids, ages 4-15, enjoyed this great museum with fire trucks and the head of a fire horse! The tour guide was great. There were lots of firetrucks, and that's what all little kids like to see.

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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Arrived just as the museum opened. We could tell that the gentleman there really loves to give the tours. It is basically one room with some old fire wagons, some pictures, old fire alarms, and horse head (Fred) that talks about responding to fires. A few Civil war artifacts. The gentleman was very nice and we would have probably enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Nice place to stop for some quick history about the New Bern Fire Dept. They have some early horse drawn equipment as well as steam driven.

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Coaldale, Pennsylvania
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This was a nice stop for us on our trip and very educational. If in the area and you are a fireman it is worth stopping by!

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Roxboro NC
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21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

You don't even have to have an interest in fire houses to enjoy this tour! It is a tribute to New Bern to save this history and give everyone a chance to learn about the Fire Department. Admission is only $5 per person - and very worth the donation!

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Emerald Isle, North Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This is the smallest museum I have ever been in, but the guide was great and very informative. This is worth a look if you have time.

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