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Fireman's Hall

Address: 149 N. Second, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
Phone Number: 1 215 923 1438
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Ranked #22 of 254 Attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, History Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Fee: No
Owner description: Stop by this small (and free!) museum on your walking tour of Philadelphia. Staffed by actual...
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, History Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Fee: No
Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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.

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New York
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145 reviews 145 reviews
5 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Attempted to visit on January 3rd. Doors locked, lights off, and a note on the door states "closed until further notice". No additional information anywhere else.

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

I actually came here by accident, but I can now recommend going there on purpose. Small but very interesting. Fantastic staff. Some cool fire engines. Kids would love it.

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Hsinchu, T'ai-wan, Taiwan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I visited one day before Thanksgiving. The museum is small, but was not crowded that day. There were stories about the fireman in the US history, and some things about 911. Some fire trucks are exhibited and the tools they use. It is a location suitable for kids.

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Bath
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Run by volunteers who are well informed passionate supporters of the fire service and rightly proud of those who served this old fireman's hall will delight adults and children alike, Entry is free but donations appreciated so don't be stingy and give what you can afford. Thoughtful and moving displays related to 9/11, ancient fire engines, and dress up boxes... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I wouldn't have gone here but for having found myself at the door. found it to be an really interesting exhibit; nice collection of old fire equipment and a well done 9/11 tribute. As Fireman exhibits go - this is a really good one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

During our 4-day tour with the Muskingum University Wind Ensemble in Pennsylvania, we took a free-day in Philadelphia to tour the city for ourselves. This was a very interpretive firefighter museum with lots of great exhibits and if anyone is interested, please stop by!!

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Flagler Beach, Florida
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15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Really interesting fireman artifacts, deep in the oldest part of Philadelohia andthey have one of or maybe the first fire engine..and it's free..

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Punta Gorda, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

In all my years living a nice walk away in Philly, somehow I never visited this place. Until my cousin, who collects toy fire trucks, visited. We had a blast! I loved seeing so many old fire trucks, of course. I also got a feel for how firefighters have viewed themselves over time--fascinating!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I noticed plaques on historic homes and there were for specific insurance companies associated with fire protection and rebuilding. This was interesting and the various evolution of fire trucks, plus an author worked there who had photographed and written a couple pertinent books.

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CT
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12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Tucked in Old City, this great little museum packs a bunch. The biggest wow? The host/guide at the door of this former fire station is a current, actual firefighter. Dan went above and beyond to make sure our trip was worth the stop. The displays are great. A few interactive ones for kids. The 9/11 memorabilia is worth the stop... More 

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