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Pennsylvania National Fire Museum

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A nice surprise in the heart of Harrisburg

A small museum; not overwhelming for those who are not fond of touring a museum. Lots of... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2018
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania National Fire Museum

It seems small from the outside, but the inside fools you. Takes you back in time when there was a... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2018
Tom D
Coshocton, Ohio
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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...more
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1820 N 4th St, Harrisburg, PA 17102-1501
+1 717-232-8915
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Reviewed December 10, 2018

This 1899 restored victorian firehouse is very well done. It's larger than it looks from the outside and I think adults and children will enjoy this museum (even if firefighting isn't a great interest to you). The only problem was how one man jumped on...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank cheryl h
Reviewed December 9, 2018

A small museum; not overwhelming for those who are not fond of touring a museum. Lots of interesting displays in which children of all ages will find interest.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018

This is definitely worth the visit if you if you're into fire history-a lot of older fire engines and memorabilia are on display. You can tell that the volunteers take a lot of pride in their collection by their willingness to answer any questions you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lauren W
Reviewed September 13, 2018

It seems small from the outside, but the inside fools you. Takes you back in time when there was a bucket brigade to the present. Great presentation in the alarm room.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tom D
Reviewed June 27, 2018

This museum is a great place to visit when in Harrisburg, PA. Great displays, interesting articles and items from around the area. Kids would enjoy the displays, store, and history of the Fire Service.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Don S
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

My husband is a professional firefighter. I was so excited to take him to this museum and it did not disappoint. The staff was very knowledgeable and their appreciation of its history was tangible. Our young children loved the sights and sounds. It was an...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 26, 2018

This museum is not downtown, but in a residential neighborhood. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but inside, it is full of interesting exhibits and displays. The volunteers who staff the museum are very friendly and informative. The whole family would like this...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Visiting the Pennsylvania National Fire Museum was an amazing experience! The building was beautiful and amazing. The tour guide was welcoming and so informative. I would recommend this for anyone who is visiting Harrisburg.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank adudley5
Reviewed April 20, 2018

Very interesting museum with lots of memorabilia in an easy to view format and a wonderful complete early 20th century restored/working fire alarm exhibit on the second floor that the docents will be happy to operate for you - don't miss it. The docents are...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank TravellinDays
Reviewed April 3, 2018

I attended an event held at this venue and was baffled that for most of us, it was our first time there! This place is fantastic. They have an incredibly large assortment of fire history memorabilia from small to large . . . and even...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Lori F
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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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ADMISSION RATES Adults $ 6.00 Senior $ 5.00 (60) Students $ 5.00 Family $ 20.00 2 adults and their children... More