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Pennsylvania National Fire Museum

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Pennsylvania National Fire Museum

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1820 N 4th St, Harrisburg, PA 17102-1501
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Harrisburg Transportation Center25 min
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Eastbound Pennsylvania Turnpike: End boredom with part 3 of an audio drive
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Eastbound Pennsylvania Turnpike: End boredom with part 3 of an audio drive
This tour is Part 3 of a four-part eastbound Pennsylvania Turnpike series that eliminates highway boredom. It tells incredible prehistoric tales of ancient Indians who once walked this trail and the dramas that unfolded as Indians and European settlers collide. <br><br>This part of the series begins at the Sideling Hill travel plaza. It continues over and under wilderness ridges before levelling off and crossing the broad Susquehanna River Valley. By the time you reach the end at the Highspire travel plaza, you also will have reached a new understanding about life here centuries ago.<br><br>We'll hear the story of Tree Worm and his controlling mother-in-law. We'll learn why a tribe was called the Hemp People. Do you like Indian Summers? The people who coined the term absolutely dreaded them. I'll tell you why. We'll learn to speak a little Seneca, and get the story on a boarding school that served as the model for turning Indians into "true civilized Americans."<br><br>There's a lot more, too.
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Lisa R wrote a review Feb 2020
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania4 contributions
Enjoyed learning about how they handled fires years ago and the different things that were used. Very informative and so much to learn! I just started on a learning journey and am enjoying every moment!!!!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Lorraine H wrote a review Oct 2019
Allison Park, Pennsylvania85 contributions15 helpful votes
We have no particular affiliation with fire fighting & have been to MANY museums throughout the US & Europe; hence, we had no particular reason to love this place and a tendency to be pretty critical of most museums. However, we loved everything about this one. A huge collection
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Florida_Bill813 wrote a review Oct 2019
Tampa, Florida211 contributions26 helpful votes
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It was a rainy day and I was looking for something to do and I came across this wonderful old building. The volunteers staffing it did a terrific job welcoming me and explaining their exhibits.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Molly K wrote a review Aug 2019
6 contributions1 helpful vote
The PA National Fire Museum is one of our favorite Harrisburg places. Beginning with an exciting life-size reenactment of a real fire call with the sounds of men yelling, bells, horses and running, it's truly fun. Loads of artifacts and information, and hand-on opportunities
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Date of experience: July 2019
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288georgeb wrote a review Apr 2019
Honey Brook, Pennsylvania406 contributions245 helpful votes
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If your in Harrisburg take a couple hours stop at the Broad St Market and just down the road is this hidden gem Very informative with lots to see and interact with. You won't be disappointed and you might even get a free poster.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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