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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 #10 of 281 attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This museum is outstanding... Being a former volunteer firefighter myself, I found it inspirational to see the retired firefighters run this museum. They did a wonderful job.. Leave a timat the door to assist them in keeping this free to the public...

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phoenix
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I looked for the Fireman's Hall because it was featured in the free things to do in Philly section. What a wonderful muesum. The old fire trucks were works of art, the 9-11 display was very moving and the firemen were wonderful to talk will. While it is free, please consider making a donation before leaving to keep this attraction... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I've been a firefighter officially since I was 16 (explorer) Professionally since I was 22 and at heart all my life. While there is no admission fee they do accept cash donations in a box just inside the door. I only wish I had had more cash on me at the time I arrived. This place was awe-inspiring. The 9/11... More

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Omagh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a great little museum. Adults and children alike can enjoy this museum. This is one of many free things to do in Philadelphia. It's got a cool old fire truck and is staffed by retired Philadelphia Firefighters which makes it that much more authentic. It's in a beautiful area in the city and close to Elfreth's Alley. I've... More

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Naples
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Nice place to see the history of the Fire Service starting with Ben Franklin. The Philly FD Guys there were great and very informative. Great for families!

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Lincolnshire UK
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

A lovely little museum that could easily be missed. The stained glass window was beautful. Chatting to one of the ex firefighters was an extra bonus.

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Philadelphia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I took my Junior Fire Patrol on a class trip here and was pleasantly surprised. A tiny museum but packed with memorabilia and an old fashioned fire truck. The firefighters on duty enjoyed answering the children's questions.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

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
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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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