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Address: 149 N. Second, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 1 215 923 1438
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Fee: No

Stop by this small (and free!) museum on your walking tour of...

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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A Hidden Gem

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Hagerstown, Maryland

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

Thank Mfclingan
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 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 

Thank lovetotravel1704
Orlando, Florida, United States
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213 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

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.

Thank Alisa D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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 

Thank heathtreat
Media, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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 

1 Thank B0B18
Wayne, Pennsylvania
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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.

Thank VirtualBettie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 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.

Thank andrew1211
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

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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Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Do not take Firefighters/paramedics for granted. They work hard, saves lives and are on call 24/7. I have great admiration for the men and women who risk their lives to save ours and this museum says it all. From the old type fire apparatus to the current tragedies of 9/11. The displays are done in style touching everything you need... More 

Thank Lulu S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

While we visited Philadelphia last October, we stopped by this treasure. We have family members who are firefighters/paramedics so we always try to visit fire departments/museums when we travel. So, we were extremely happy to find this little jewel after walking to Elfreths Alley. The museum and the volunteer firefighters on sight were wonderful. What rich fire history! We learned... More 

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