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Pennsylvania National Fire Museum

1820 N. Fourth Street, Harrisburg, PA
717-232-8915
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Ranked #7 of 23 attractions in Harrisburg
Type: Specialty Museums
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Everyone on our five family, three generation trip found lots of things to appreciate. We ranged in age from nearly 3 to nearly 67 and there was plenty to grab our different perspectives and interests and be appreciated from our different respective elevations! The volunteer docents are knowledgeable and articulate. Our guide, a third generation firefighter, was able to connect... More

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Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

I'm a little biased; as a volunteer firefighter, I love this place. But I think everyone - of all ages - would enjoy this little gem tucked away in the City. It encompasses the history of the fire service in Harrisburg, PA. A must do when visiting the area. Not the best neighborhood, but you should have no issues during... More

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Sebring, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Whether you are a firefighter or a history buff, this is a great place to stop by. It is completely volunteer based, which makes it even more impressive. Staff is so friendly!!

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Mechanicsville, Virginia, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

If you are a firefighter history buff this is the place to go. Staff was very friendly and informative. Located in century of Victorian Firehouse. It has a great collections of aritfacts.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

Good museum of the history. Very friendly staff. Takes about an hour, well worth it if you have any interest in firefighting history.

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Richboro, PA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

This is a great event. We have attended two years in a row now. Lots of great demonstrations and seminars. Tons of vendors with really good prices on everyday horse items and lots of vendors sell unqiue items. The Theatre Eques show is absolutely wonderful...don't miss it!

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

This was one of the best fire museums I have ever toured. The retired volunteers (it seemed mostly firemen/women) who run the museum were great! The facility is an original firestation that was restored and houses many antique fire trucks and even tells of how they used to be horse drawn. Just a great place to visit with TONS of... More

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Middletown, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

This is a well organized, educational experience for children as well as adults. Certainly worth scheduling time to enjoy this center city Harrisburg gem.

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Western New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

First stop at a fire museum and we were impressed! As two firefighters ourselves we were interested in the history of firefighting in the Harrisburg area. Lots of historical pieces to look at (old uniforms, gear, equipment, etc) in a beautiful building! A must-see for firefighters!

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Dothan, Alabama
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78 reviews 78 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Friendly tour guide and lots of polished brass on the horse drawn fire engines. Nice outing for adults and kids to downtown Harrisburg.

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