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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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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Nice museum

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Roanoke
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103 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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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Roanoke, Virginia
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Beautiful indoor site housed in restored building with interesting history. Multiple fire apparatuses on display, including some from 1800s. Amazing working fire alarm system dates to about 1900. Attentive, knowledgeable staff and easy surface parking nearby. Close to Whitaker Center (home of kid-friendly science museum).

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Leesburg, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We had a couple of hours to kill, so decided to visit here. Good choice, as the quality of the building and exhibits is very good. You can see fire fighting equipment from the late 1700's through just after WW2. Fascinating to see how fire fighting has progressed over the years. The displays are well documented, with large written explanations... More 

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West Park, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We visited the museum during a week-long stay in the area. Admittedly biased as we are both professional firefighters, my boyfriend and I were overwhelmed by the hospitality of both museum volunteers and in awe of the quality, attention to detail, and evidence of dedication in creating such a beautiful museum. Everyone involved should be so proud of their hard... More 

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Middletown
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 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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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

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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