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Address: 149 N. Second, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 1 215 923 1438
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Description: Stop by this small (and free!) museum on your walking tour of...
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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Fascinating display

We took our four year old son here today and I was really impressive by the array of historic equipment and gear. The old fire trucks, once pulled by horses, were fascinating... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Philadelphia
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We took our four year old son here today and I was really impressive by the array of historic equipment and gear. The old fire trucks, once pulled by horses, were fascinating. We saw old fire extinguishers that couldn't possibly have helped much to fight a fire. It was an eye opener and my son seemed to enjoy himself too.... More 

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Media, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

If you are in Olde City Philadelphia, this is a museum you have to go to. In an old Firehall, this museum offers so many interesting facts about the history of fire fighting as well as displaying a good amount of apparatus. This kids will enjoy the fire trucks and you will enjoy the history. Plus admission is a suggested... More 

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Great place filled with history and artifacts from when it was a functioning firehouse. Everything from a brass pole, to a horse drawn hose carrier and a 1920's fire engine.

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Leeds
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Stumbled across this place whilst walking about the Old City area. Small little gem with nice and interesting exhibits, with one of course for 911. Friendly staff on arrival and then chatting away at the end was a pleasure. No fee although a donation is surely a must. Delightful find.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 531 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I stumbled upon this place on my last day in Philadelphia, and I was so glad I had time to stop in. It's very interesting and informative, and does a great job of honoring the men who risk their lives to save ours.

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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Do not take Firefighters/paramedics for granted. They work hard, saves lives and are on call 24/7. I have great admiration for the men and women who risk their lives to save ours and this museum says it all. From the old type fire apparatus to the current tragedies of 9/11. The displays are done in style touching everything you need... More 

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Oviedo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

While we visited Philadelphia last October, we stopped by this treasure. We have family members who are firefighters/paramedics so we always try to visit fire departments/museums when we travel. So, we were extremely happy to find this little jewel after walking to Elfreths Alley. The museum and the volunteer firefighters on sight were wonderful. What rich fire history! We learned... More 

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Vacaville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This small museum is one of the best in Philly and shows some of the firefighting equipment used in centuries past. I think its astonishing that they were able to put out major fires with the primitive equipment they had. They have made a commitment to restoration of the many engines in the museum, and have some very unusual pieces.... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,041 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This museum was designed for the Bicentennial to showcase Philadelphia’s rich firefighting history, the first organized volunteer fire company in Colonial America, established by Benjamin Franklin in 1736 (Union Fire Company). It is housed in a restored 1902 authentic fire house, to which a wing was added for the museum exhibits. This tribute to firefighters is located at 147 N.... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Great place for the family or take a break from the normal Philly attractions. Volunteer run by Philly's finest, donation accepted. 911 memorial that will always bring a tear to your eye. Nice artifacts of PFD.🚒🚨

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Additional Information about Fireman's Hall

Address: 149 N. Second, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 1 215 923 1438
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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