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Pennsylvania National Fire Museum

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Address: 1820 N. Fourth Street, Harrisburg, PA
Phone Number: 717-232-8915
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Nice Firehouse history display

Items from hand pumpers to new style trucks and some of the old firefighting equipment. Staff very informative and answered all questions. very nice building.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
vjames1
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Tionesta, Pennsylvania
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Tionesta, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Items from hand pumpers to new style trucks and some of the old firefighting equipment. Staff very informative and answered all questions. very nice building.

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Springfield, New Jersey
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This place is a labor of love. Run by volunteers who are retired firefighters, it is housed in a beautifully restored Victorian era firehouse and gives a good history of fire fighting in Pennsylvania.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

1st class building and great exhibits. Several gorgeous old pieces of fire fighting equipment on display including an old trucks, horse drawn pumpers, and a hand drawn hose reel. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Not a Smithsonian so don't drive cross country to get there but if you are within a few hours drive, you should definitely make the... More 

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Thank John L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I was totally amazed by all of the history of the Pennsylvania fire service found in this one small building. These volunteers have done an amazing job of putting the pieces together of fire service dating back hundreds of years. My wife and I had gotten totally soaked, having gotten caught in a sudden downpour, prior to walking in to... More 

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Harrisburg
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50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

interesting small museum with a number of very nice pieces. Very cool looking building in an unexpected locale. Nice folks.

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Vernon, Connecticut
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A little off the beaten path, but a nice museum to visit if you are interested in Firefighting and it's history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

What a great museum! Loved all this history inside the building! It's a definite must see if you are in the Harrisburg area.

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Bangor, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

it has 3 levels , very beautiful , Nice tribute to 9-11 . Staff was friendly , helpful & knowledgeable , looking forward to going back . The kids loved it .

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Poinciana, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a great exhibit in an old firehouse. Lots of antique fire items and apparatus. Great exhibit to visit if you have time to stop by. Well worth the donation.

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Roanoke
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I took a tour of the Pennsylvania National Fire Museum on Friday, April 24, 2015. This museum is staffed by volunteers who once served in fire fighting. There are many neat exhibits to see here. I would recommend this museum to others that have an interest in historic things and an interest in fire fighting.

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