New Bern Fireman's Museum

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New Bern Fireman's Museum
4.5
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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 Children's area offers many hands-on opportunities
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thomas707
North Carolina Mountains, NC26 contributions
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.
Written May 11, 2019
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NCTraveler2015
Raleigh, NC5,212 contributions
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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 Companies used the same fire house. The two companies had a bit of a rivalry as they competed in competitions against each other and had different equipment.

I learned about the massive 1922 fire in New Bern. One third of the town was destroyed.

The upstairs has a hands on exhibit room for children. Firehouse Fred was a horse that served 17 years and is recognized in the museum. The vintage fire trucks are interesting to see how well they were made and functional so many years ago.

Give yourself plenty of time to learn about New Bern firefighting history.
Written April 29, 2019
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sandyk832018
Pittsburgh, PA3 contributions
Family
This is very educational and I would recommend anyone taking the tour. Learn about the history of New Bern and the fires.
Written September 10, 2018
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Hannah B
Havelock, NC8 contributions
Friends
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 take about 30-45 minutes... which we had an ample amount of time in that case. Wasn’t about to give my money to an establishment that is rude to its customers!! Will NOT be coming back!!!!
Written June 30, 2019
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nancy v
3 contributions
The guy that took us on a tour was so personable and knowledgeable. My 6 & 4 yo grandsons were in awe...so was I... The only thing lacking was a pole to slide down. ha
Written January 22, 2018
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omagin
Downey, CA69 contributions
Family
There sure were. The story is so interesting, the fire engines in pristine condition, and the docents a wealth of information. We loved the pink and blue color scheme.
Written January 3, 2018
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chfd1dj
Chapel Hill, NC183 contributions
Family
excellant preservation of local fire department history with at least two steam engines, several horse drawn fire apparatus, memorabilia and exhibits. Renovations underway and interactive children's section being added. Located in old fire HQ station. Well worth a couple hours of your time and a must for firefighters!
Written January 20, 2017
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Nancy H
New Bern, NC4 contributions
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This is a rare firemen's museum in that all the equipment has been used by local firemen. Therefore, you learn not just about how the stuff works, but also about the people who used it. It's a stunning building that was a fire station. A kids corner has been added to entertain little visitors.
Written January 18, 2017
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honeydu00
West Lafayette, IN14 contributions
Family
We had heard from a couple of people that this would be a good attraction for kids, so we decided to check it out. The gentleman who was manning the museum was very nice. While our 8 year old liked looking around for a bit, our 3 year old just wanted to touch and climb on everything and unfortunately pretty much everything was marked "Do Not Touch" and was not necessarily out of reach and there was just one interactive exhibit. Glad to support the museum, but not really little kid-friendly.
Written August 4, 2015
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Monica S
17 contributions
Arrived just as the museum opened. We could tell that the gentleman there really loves to give the tours. It is basically one room with some old fire wagons, some pictures, old fire alarms, and horse head (Fred) that talks about responding to fires. A few Civil war artifacts. The gentleman was very nice and we would have probably enjoyed the tour more had our children behaved better. If in New Bern, definitely stop to see it. I personally would not go out of my way to see it though.
Written July 11, 2014
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New Bern Fireman's Museum is open:
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


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