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New Bern Fireman's Museum

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Address: 408 Hancock St., New Bern, NC
Phone Number: 252-636-4087
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Attraction featuring antique fire engines used in the 1922 fire that...
Attraction featuring antique fire engines used in the 1922 fire that destroyed one-third of the city.
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We were the only people there. Cost was $5.00 each and worth it. The tour was interesting because of the chap who took us thru, There were some really old fire pumpers and fire... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We were the only people there. Cost was $5.00 each and worth it. The tour was interesting because of the chap who took us thru, There were some really old fire pumpers and fire trucks. Should be enjoyed by young and old.

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New Bern
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I'm glad they found the money to expand into their new facility. Ifthey manage to maintain the quality of the exist museum they will be a wonderful educational experiance about Ne Bern. i earned about the automobilr manufacturing in New Bern. Who would have guessed

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Suffolk, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Very educational and historical. Tour guide was exceptional. Fire Fighting vehicles (historical) was interesting and our entire family enjoyed the Museum. Highly Recommended.

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Apopka
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

As small town museum of the history of fires, firefighting, and fire trucks of New Bern, NC. Yes, the museum is small, but adequate for what is inside. I don't think there could be much improvement considering what they have. The gentleman who greeted us inside also spent 15 or so minutes giving us a personal tour of the place... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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126 reviews 126 reviews
29 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Lovely museum with the history of New Bern's fireman, fire equipment, and one very special horse, staffed when we visited by a very kind and knowledgeable gentleman who made us feel very welcome. Admissions was $5.00 per adult, and well-worth the step back in time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Very interesting collection of historical fire wagons and equipment. You appreciate the risks these men took fighting fires back then. Loved the photographs of prior firemen hanging on wall (wonderful tribute) and Fred the talking horse.

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New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
4 attraction reviews
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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172 reviews 172 reviews
27 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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