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New Bern

New Bern Fireman's Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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This museum is a must see even for locals. It is very much interactive for young children. Also... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New Bern, North Carolina
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Was once a real fire station.

Met two staff member, one being a volunteer. On the lower floor are only two ICE powered vehicles-a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jack L
East Syracuse, New York
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Attraction featuring antique fire engines including those used in the 1922 fire that destroyed one-third of the city. All equipment was used in New Bern, so the tour includes info about the persons who used the equipment, as well as how it worked. A...more
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420 Broad St, New Bern, NC 28560-4905
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a must see even for locals. It is very much interactive for young children. Also there is alot of history to be learned for teens and adults. It is free to school field trips, but a minimal fee for families, individuals, etc.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met two staff member, one being a volunteer. On the lower floor are only two ICE powered vehicles-a 1914 American LaFrance pumper & a 1927 Sea Grave hook & ladder. Also are horse drawn vehicles- 1884 Button Steamer, 1900 Hose Wagon, 1879 Silsby Steamer &...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is filled with wonderful pieces from the New Bern past. We were in awe of the history, pieces including firetrucks and especially from the gracious hosts we had when we were there. Gentleman indeed!

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed September 28, 2019

We lucked out and got a private tour. The gentleman was extremely personable and knowledgeable. He filled us in on the history and included memorable anecdotes. This was so enjoyable, and the love of the volunteers for what they have done and are still doing...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed July 21, 2019 via mobile

The historic story of this fire station and its role in New Bern’s connection to the Civil War is one of the most fascinating things I’ve heard. Make sure you take the GUIDED tour and not the self tour. You will miss so much and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed July 8, 2019 via mobile

Took our family through the Museum in downtown New Bern over the 4th of July holiday weekend. We were surprised to find so much in the way of artifacts & photos, and surprised at the history of firefighting in New Bern. Very worthwhile trip. Not...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 30, 2019 via mobile

Was really excited to come visit this museum!! However, when I walked in an HOUR before they closed, with my group of three, the man at the front desk had a NASTY scowl on his face. He was snarky with us and stated that tours...More

Date of experience: June 2019
3  Thank hannahbeast
Reviewed June 18, 2019

Great place to visit. We learned a lot about the history of the firefighters. Amazing to see the old equipment.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Ms14369
Reviewed May 11, 2019

The Fireman’s tour was very interesting to anyone who likes civil war history. Both the Union and Confederate firemen worked out of the same firehouse after the war. Our guide did a very good talk. Worth the visit.

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank thomas707
Reviewed April 29, 2019

I made it back to the New Bern Firemen's Museum. This time I got the official tour. Admission is $7 for adults and $4 for children. The museum is on two floors and the upstairs is divided in half because The Atlantic and Button Fire...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank NCTraveler2015
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Jack L
February 7, 2019|
Response from Fred O | Reviewed this property |
Yes, parking is good
November 4, 2017|
Response from Judy0827 | Reviewed this property |
Normally the museum is open Mon thru Sat 10 am to 4 pm. Adult admission is $ 7, students are $4 and under 6 years is free. I do not know if they are open Thanksgiving Day, but I would think they would not be open.