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Pennsylvania National Fire Museum

1820 N. Fourth Street, Harrisburg, PA
717-232-8915
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Ranked #8 of 25 Attractions in Harrisburg
Type: Specialty Museums
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Middletown
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This museum has an awesome display of fire equipment and the building is just immaculate! Do not miss the opportunity to see this beautiful museum!

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Hartford
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I had the opportunity to visit the museum on Sunday, September 14, 2014. Arriving just as the museum opened, I was heartily greeted by a museum volunteer. We had an opening conversation about the museum and its contents. Speaking of contents, they are varied, from apparatus, to display case, to a working fire alarm office. The history of the museum... More

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Lynbrook, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Great Museum, Staff was very friendly and informative. They have a whole bunch of Old Fire Trucks and equipment which is interesting to see. It is worth the 6 dollar admission fee

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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38 reviews 38 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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