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Fireman's Hall

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Address: 149 N. Second, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 1 215 923 1438
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Fee: No
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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PFD Unsung Heros

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW 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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Lansing, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This museum is a great place to stop and visit. It's not huge so it doesn't take long, but it's definitely worth the stop. A great collection of firefighting equipment dating back to the 19th century, a 9/11 memorial, interactive displays for kids, and real Philadelphia firefighters on staff. The two that were on duty the day we were there... More 

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Rochester Ny Area
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

indeed created withing a real old firehouse! many items dating back to 1850s or possibly earlier....no rush; a leasurely self paced two story builiding of fire fighting memorabilia....

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New York
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147 reviews 147 reviews
5 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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

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
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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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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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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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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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