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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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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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Good museum, but needs a polish

The Firehouse Museum is a very nice little museum and worth a visit. It basically tells the story of the New Bern Fire Department from its establishment in the 19th century... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2016
Ian J
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Tilghman, Maryland
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Tilghman, Maryland
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

The Firehouse Museum is a very nice little museum and worth a visit. It basically tells the story of the New Bern Fire Department from its establishment in the 19th century through the rivalry between the Atlantic and Button companies and their eventual occupation of a single firehouse with mirror image physical quarters. If all goes well the museum should... More 

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Thank Ian J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

If you have fire in your blood and a taste for history. ..this is the place ..It's the history of the New Bern and NC fire service.

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Thank William J
Lebanon, Tennessee
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79 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Being a former volunteer firefighter and EMT made this adventure especially delightful. Reading through the history of the city of New Bern, NC, including the Great fire of 1922, looking at all the old fire fighting equipment was so very interesting. Anyone, adult or child would enjoy this experience.

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Thank BigGavin
George Town, Great Exuma
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Great museum that tells the "fire house" history of New Bern. Ask about the great fire of 1922. Very interesting story.

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Thank Clare P
Forked River, New Jersey
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59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Wonderful fire Dept. history of New Bern. The museum has a tour guide who walks you thru the exhibits.

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Thank Pat C
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Of interest to me, as my father grew up in New Bern and remembered the "great fire" that was one of the factors that brought about the development of his museum.

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Thank Tom L
West Lafayette, Indiana
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We had heard from a couple of people that this would be a good attraction for kids, so we decided to check it out. The gentleman who was manning the museum was very nice. While our 8 year old liked looking around for a bit, our 3 year old just wanted to touch and climb on everything and unfortunately pretty... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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140 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

A great place to stop off, visit and support. The building provides a good history of New Bern's fire history,apparatus and pictures to see. It costs $5 per person and there is a gift shop if you are interested in T-Shirts and patches.

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Thank travelforfun2009
NC
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We had lots of fun here. The lady and gentleman who were there the day we visited were very knowledgeable and took time to show my boys around.

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Thank cssjas
New Bern, North Carolina
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86 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Not a huge place, but an interesting way to spend and hour or so. Especially liked the old fire trucks and the horse!

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