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Fireman's Hall

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Address: 149 N. Second, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 1 215 923 1438
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Fee: No
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Stop by this small (and free!) museum on your walking tour of Philadelphia....

Stop by this small (and free!) museum on your walking tour of Philadelphia. Staffed by actual firemen, Firemans Hall exhibits artifacts, such as leather buckets and fire marks, once and sometimes still used to fight city fires.

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So...I am engaged to a fireman; it was a no brainer for us to stop in here and check this place out. I must say that it was well done and family friendly place to go. They have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2015
Amanda B
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Lutherville Timonium, Maryland

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Lutherville Timonium, Maryland
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

So...I am engaged to a fireman; it was a no brainer for us to stop in here and check this place out. I must say that it was well done and family friendly place to go. They have activities for the kids on both levels and the old apparatus downstairs that will get their attention. There is also a 9-11... More 

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Thank Amanda B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

Tucked away from the busy area this is a great way to learn about the fire station and get to meet some friendly locals. Kids & Big kids can try on some of the firemans uniform for some cool pictures.

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Thank MavesWife
Hagerstown, Maryland
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355 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Tucked away on a street not too far form the main hustle of the touristy things, this museum is accessed via a side door down an alley. The free (donations recommended) museum is fabulous. It talks about the history of firefighting and shows much of the history through artifacts and displays! MUST see!

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Thank Mfclingan
London, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

I only discovered this museum by chance when someone mentioned this was nearby Elfreth's Alley which I was planning to visit. This small fire fighters museum is housed in a disused fire station which is delightful with its fire fighters themed stained glass windows. There is a fascinating collection of old fire engines, uniforms, photographs and fire fighting equipment. There... More 

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Thank lovetotravel1704
Orlando, Florida, United States
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231 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

A quick stroll thru and you will view old trucks, old uniforms and a small but nice tribute to the fire fighters of 9-11. It is free but donations are requested.

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Thank Alisa D
Philadelphia
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

We took our four year old son here today and I was really impressive by the array of historic equipment and gear. The old fire trucks, once pulled by horses, were fascinating. We saw old fire extinguishers that couldn't possibly have helped much to fight a fire. It was an eye opener and my son seemed to enjoy himself too.... More 

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Media, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

If you are in Olde City Philadelphia, this is a museum you have to go to. In an old Firehall, this museum offers so many interesting facts about the history of fire fighting as well as displaying a good amount of apparatus. This kids will enjoy the fire trucks and you will enjoy the history. Plus admission is a suggested... More 

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Great place filled with history and artifacts from when it was a functioning firehouse. Everything from a brass pole, to a horse drawn hose carrier and a 1920's fire engine.

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Thank VirtualBettie
Leeds
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197 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Stumbled across this place whilst walking about the Old City area. Small little gem with nice and interesting exhibits, with one of course for 911. Friendly staff on arrival and then chatting away at the end was a pleasure. No fee although a donation is surely a must. Delightful find.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

I stumbled upon this place on my last day in Philadelphia, and I was so glad I had time to stop in. It's very interesting and informative, and does a great job of honoring the men who risk their lives to save ours.

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