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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 7 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 Bern, North Carolina
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144 reviews 144 reviews
21 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
4 attraction reviews
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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101 reviews 101 reviews
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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42 reviews 42 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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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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New Bern, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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