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New Bedford Fire Museum

Address: 51 Bedford St (Corner of Sixth St), New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone Number: 508-992-2162
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Ranked #16 of 41 things to do in New Bedford
Type: Museums
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New Bedford, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

if you like history and fire this is the place you want to go to. Call for times open because they change a lot.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Took our son and he was allowed all over the trucks, allowed to ring bells and crank the old sirens. Kids are free and adults are $3! It's run by a former New Bedford firefighter and his son and they are so informative about the history of the trucks, memorabilia, and even the building itself. A great way to spend... More 

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Fall River, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Good time for kids, they have every firetruck ever used in New Bedford. Kids can dress up and slide down poles. If your kid loves fire fighter then this is a must do.

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

A locally run museum by a retired fire fighter. Lots of great history to learn and lots of fun activities for kids. Everyone should experience this museum at least once.

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Seekonk, MA
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56 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

I was happy to find this. My kids loved it. For a small donation (I was embarrassed to pay such a small fee) .. you kids can walk through this old fire station and climb on the fire trucks ... pretend to drive them, ring the bell. There is a fire pole to slide down and fire hats and cloths... More 

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