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New Bern Fireman's Museum

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Address: 408 Hancock St, New Bern, NC 28560-4923
Phone Number: 252-636-4087
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Attraction featuring antique fire engines used in the 1922 fire that...

Attraction featuring antique fire engines used in the 1922 fire that destroyed one-third of the city.

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Popped by with my 9 year old son to see some of the old style fire fighting equipment. Had a lot of vintage steam powered and horse drawn fire fighting equipment. Museum was in a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Martin P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped by with my 9 year old son to see some of the old style fire fighting equipment. Had a lot of vintage steam powered and horse drawn fire fighting equipment. Museum was in a new location apparently but everything was nicely put out. Second floor was still under construction.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

New remodeled location (upstairs still not finished - July '16). Loved the local history and the well preserved historical equipment and items. Volunteers give personalized tours and background stories reflecting local events. Great for history buffs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the docents are mostly retired people and are very interesting. It is nice that along the way New Bern decided to preserve its history. The building is being worked on to add even more display space. Also there is a gift shop with many fire department items. If you like fire trucks, history, and talking horses don't miss this.

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Lake Wales, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the New Bern Fireman's Museum in its new location. The vintage fire apparatus spans decades. Interesting history of New Bern and fire services. A fun day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a gloomy, stormy day. It's a great little museum. The fire trucks and other equipment is from the early period of New Bern fire companies. Both kids enjoyed it at our tour guide was a very nice older gentleman.

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Perth Amboy, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This is a neat little firehouse museum. They have a lot of historic fire equipment and trucks too. They are in the process of renovating their new building and some of the exhibits, but still worth the trip! The guys running it are really nice and give a great tour.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Visited during Historic Homes Tour. They weren't allowing visitors into entire building as they were finishing remodelling. Had a couple of nifty old engines. Worth a trip.

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Belmont, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

We came in on a whim when we had some unexpected extra time in New Bern. We were greeted at the register inside the door, and offered the option of a (free) guided tour or exploring on our own. We paid our admission and opted for the tour. The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable, and did a good job... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

My Red Hat group was at this museum yesterday. The museum is filled with great old photos of 19th/early 20th century fire fighters and 5-8 old fire engines including several hand-drawn and horse-drawn ones. The history of New Bern's fire companies includes Civil War rivalries and the Great Fire that almost destroyed New Bern. Our guide was very knowledgeable, but... More 

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Cape Carteret, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

I took my grandsons and we were delighted to meet Rodney Dalhouse, the museum guide whose knowledge made the visit exciting and interesting. He made the exhibits come alive with excellent historical details and humor. The boys not only learned about the wonderful fire engines and other exhibits in this attractive authentic building, they also learned about how volunteers can... More 

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