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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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Amazing fire equipment

Nice guide who told us all about the history of fire fighting in New Bern. He was an amazing source of detail, all from memory.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Old Fort, North Carolina
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Old Fort, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Nice guide who told us all about the history of fire fighting in New Bern. He was an amazing source of detail, all from memory.

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Havelock, North Carolina
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78 reviews 78 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The museum is filled with very cool pieces such as early fire carriages, steam powered fire engines, old fire alarms, etc. It also includes a history of the great fire of New Bern with pictures and fun facts. So why am I disappointed? The guides in the museum are difficult to hear, they tend to ramble off topic, and the... More 

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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

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

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
9 helpful votes 9 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
31 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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