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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 #18 of 288 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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Tewksbury, MA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

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 NEW 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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Ronneby, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a small museum, but it's also lots to see. The museum consist of two levels. The first level consist of mostly old fire trucks and a 9/11 display from the firemen's point of view. On the upper level they have a big beautiful stained glass window. In one of the rooms they have a funny serie on the... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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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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