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Fireman's Hall

149 N. Second, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
1 215 923 1438
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As featured in Philadelphia for free
Ranked #16 of 276 attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Religious Sites
Fee: No
Owner description: Stop by this small (and free!) museum on your walking tour of Philadelphia. Staffed by actual firemen, Firemans Hall exhibits artifacts, such as... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

when I was young not much to offer but in recent years upgraded beyond description the Museum dedicated to the Fire Department started here in Philadelphia By B Franklin must see you 'll be right near the oldest street in Philly Elfreths Alley too, nice block to witness as well

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I think every little boy at one time or another want's to be a fireman. I remember being a child visiting and enjoying the collection of firefighting apparatus. Being an adult one gets the idea of how heroic our firefighters are (past and present). Combine this with a trip to Elfriths alley, Ben Franklin house or Betysy Ross house.

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Philadelphia, Pa.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If your interested in the history of Fire fighting in Philadelphia,or any city. This place shows you how the equipment and tactics evolved over the years.

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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We took a fireman through and he was fascinated by the historic accuracy of the information and the artifacts.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The history Is amazing and the stained glass window upstairs is awesome! Free to enter, donations accepted..can purchase Philadelphia Fire Department souveniers there..

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Levittown, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We have firemen in our family and like many New Yorkers we have an even greater appreciation for firefighters everywhere after 9-11. This is a great place to stop while you are walking around the historical section of Philadelphia. We walked here from the US Mint and Betsy Ross house and we are so glad we did. Great displays about... More

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Dallas, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I have three boys, they love firemen, fighting fire, rescue etc. This is a great place, worth the stop, take a quick peek at Philadelphia history, and satisfy the boy inside all of us, or fan the flame of your love of history with this well laid out, full featured museum. Worth the time, definitely drop an appropriate donation for... More

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Forest Park, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

As a member of the fire service for 26 year this was on my must see list, but even someone who has never be in the fire service would be impressed by this place. The stained glass in the picture is a tribute to all the firefighters who have lost in the line of duty in Philadelphia. On the first... More

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Thomaston
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This museum honors firemen everywhere and includes a very moving tribute to the firemen lost in 9/11 attack. Well maintained apparatus from early days of Philadelphia to the 1940's. Excellent place for adults and children.

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White Salmon, Washington
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163 reviews 163 reviews
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

One of the finest fire history museum I have seen. This is a must see for anyone who is interested in the history of firefighting. It must also be said that Ben Franklin was the father of firefighting so this museum is a tribute to him as well!

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