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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 289 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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Winchester, Oregon
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The museum is small, and not as easy to find as the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, however is a short walk away from them. The firemen inside are great, fun Philadelphia accents, very helpful. We showed up kind of late and they told us to take our time, and stayed a little past closing time. Pretty impressive collection of... More

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The guys at Firemans Hall were very helpful, and provided great service. They honor the past and future of our fire service. This is a must see to see Fire fighting from its roots to it's present.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A great museum of fire fighters history. There is an excellent and well pried gift shop if you have kids with you or need to bring something back for kids

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Tewksbury, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is an excellent museum and the firemen on staff were great to talk with. The displays were very moving. I loved the stained glass window and we got some great photos of the fire trucks. Easy to walk to. I highly recommend you visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

If you are interested in the American fire service, don't miss the hall. Phillie is the birthplace. Antique wagons and equipment inside a historic fire station takes one back in time. Oh yeah, ice cold bottled water is a dollar! Can't miss that!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We came there mostly to see the 9-11 part of it. The museum is small and has few to offer on these events. We saw a lot better in Albany. Otherwise, it's a fireman museum like any others. To keep for a rainy day. Parking is quite difficult to find nearby other than the meters.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is definately a place to ensure you stop off at. The fireman at the entrance was really friendly and helpful. It has lovely old restored engines which show the history of fire control through time. If you are visiting Elthref's Alley, make sure you drop in here.

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Bayville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is the second year we have visited this FREE (contributions welcome) museum. The 9/11 tribute is very well done. The kids can put on fireman jackets and boots on the second floor. Be sure to include this hall on you visit.

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Definitely a must see, the 09/11 tribute was beautiful and learned so much of the history of the Philly fire department.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

on exhibit is a collection or fire trucks/carriages used years ago as well as the uniforms and helmets and patches and tools that these devoted people used... worth a stop if you have the time

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