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Pennsylvania National Fire Museum

1820 N 4th St, Harrisburg, PA 17102-1501
+1 717-232-8915
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Firehouse Museum in Harrisburg

This was a really good Museum and had a guided tour lasted 45 minutes very good exhibits recommend... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
JonThan H
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One of the top fire museums

My son and I have visited many fire museums, but only 3 come to mind as being tops--this... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MEEEK
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Enter the 1899 Victorian Firehouse, Home of the Reily Hose Co. No. 10 and experience the sights and sounds of Firefighting History. The Pennsylvania National Fire Museum features fire apparatus from Handtubs and Steam Pumpers, hand drawn to horse drawn, to motorized Engines and a 1935 MACK tillered Ladder Truck. An outstanding and varied collection of artifacts are on display
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“old firehouse” (2 reviews)
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1820 N 4th St, Harrisburg, PA 17102-1501
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+1 717-232-8915
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a really good Museum and had a guided tour lasted 45 minutes very good exhibits recommend it to everyone of all ages

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I have visited many fire museums, but only 3 come to mind as being tops--this Pennsylvania National Fire Museum being one of them (the other ones are the one in Hudson, NY, and Fireman's Hall, in Philadelphia); most of the others are...More

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Reviewed October 12, 2017

I have known for years that this museum was somewhere uptown but I'd never got around to visiting it. My son is here from Florida, & since the weather isn't nice enough to hike today, we were looking for an indoor activity. We were both...More

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P7578YSinfo, Manager at Pennsylvania National Fire Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2017

Thank you for your kind words Richard

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Reviewed September 5, 2017

I was fortunate ; to have les Easer as my tour guide: he is a real life new york city Fire man, Served in the city during 9/11/2001 Manhattan, and in the recovery for three months after on his own time, (Ps He's my cousin...More

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P7578YSinfo, Manager at Pennsylvania National Fire Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2017

Les, Is at a different museum. This is the Pennsylvania National Fire Museum Stop in and visit. Richard t

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Reviewed July 7, 2017

Visited this museum with another adult friend. A must-see for loves of firefighting and fire engines. Cool displays and history, along with actual antique fire trucks. Tickets are only $6 for adults, which is very reasonable!

Thank Brittany S
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P7578YSinfo, Front Office Manager at Pennsylvania National Fire Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2017

Thank you for your comments. Richard 1st VP

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Reviewed June 23, 2017

While in Harrisburg on a bit of downtime, I discovered this museum through a flyer at my hotel. I was quite impressed by not only the quality of the exhibits but also the knowledge of the tour guide. How do fire alarm boxes work? What...More

Thank Tim J
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P7578YSinfo, Front Office Manager at Pennsylvania National Fire Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2017

Thank you, You are allways welcome back. Richard 1st VP

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Reviewed June 1, 2017

We went there as a retired police officer & his wife. I have always been fascinated by firemen & what they do. This in an old firehouse (Co 12) that has been renovated as a museum. They did a good job! It's more of a...More

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P7578YSinfo, Manager at Pennsylvania National Fire Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2017

Thank you for your response, Stop back again. Richard 1st V.P.

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Reviewed May 21, 2017

My husband is a volunteer firefighter. We were in Harrisburg to attend a special event and had a few hours to fill. We came upon this museum while driving around the city, so we decided to stop. They had a family rate of only $20...More

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P7578YSinfo, General Manager at Pennsylvania National Fire Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2017

Thank you for the nice comments, I am glade you had a good time. Tell all your friends and send them by. Richard 1st VP

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Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

This museum is truly breathtaking. the entire location was built and organized by volunteers yet has a true professional and interactive quality

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P7578YSinfo, Front Office Manager at Pennsylvania National Fire Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2017

I thank you for you nice comments Richard Lenker 1st VP PNFM

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Reviewed February 22, 2017

very nice museum and staff and alot of interesting things from the past on several floors very clean and informative

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Management response:Responded February 24, 2017

Glad you had a great time Richard 1st VP

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Pete H
September 19, 2017|
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Response from Tim J | Reviewed this property |
I think he would love it. Real fire engines. Real equipment. The stuff that four year olds love, at least they did when I was one.
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janiemm47
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ADMISSION RATES Adults $ 6.00 Senior $ 5.00 (60) Students $ 5.00 Family $ 20.00 2 adults and their children... More
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