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New Bern Fireman's Museum

408 Hancock St., New Bern, NC
252-636-4087
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Ranked #2 of 8 attractions in New Bern
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: Attraction featuring antique fire engines used in the 1922 fire that destroyed one-third of the city.
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We are people in our 70's who think this is a fun place to visit. . There are nice people there to tell you all about it and a wonderful talking horse.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

All the City is Immaculate Clean, the persons are just amazing friendly. I´ve enjoyed each minute I´ve spend there, if you go to visit the City, you cannot forget to go rounded that place and mainly close to the River, the view is just outstanding, breathtaking. Go there and Visit Bern João from Portugal

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New Bern, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

One of the first fire companies in NC. The history of the great fire of 1922 is very interesting. Be sure to see the preserved famous horse! Open limited hours.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We visited the Fireman's Museum on a recent visit to New Bern. Andy was our guide and he did a wonderful job of explaining the history of firefighting equipment and how it pertained to New Bern. We got to see the old steamer fire engines, some dating back to the Model-T days. I would recommend this as a place to... More

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Rising Sun, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Viewing water buckets, and old steam and horse drawn engines was impressive. I was impressed by the story of Fred the horse that he knew what kind of fire they were headed to just by the way they were alerted.

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