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Pennsylvania National Fire Museum

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Address: 1820 N 4th St, Harrisburg, PA 17102
Phone Number: 17172328915
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Enter the 1899 Victorian Firehouse, Home of the Reily Hose Co. No. 10 and...

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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Cool Place Hidden in Midtown

What a cool little museum tucked in to midtown Harrisburg. The staff were super friendly and very knowledgeable. They explained the history of the building and exhibits. The place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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jer17842
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a cool little museum tucked in to midtown Harrisburg. The staff were super friendly and very knowledgeable. They explained the history of the building and exhibits. The place has some working pieces of equipment that kids (big and small) will love. It was a much better experience than I had expected.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As a member and one that is a fire buff, this is a great place to visit and see not only fire trucks, but also learn about the history of the fire service and equipment. The equipment on display gives you a look at how things have changed over the years.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I had a great visit here with some 2nd graders I know! The guide was excellent. We learned so much about the fire company and city history. There was a very good scavenger hunt for children to really explore the displays. The room made available for us for our "picnic" lunch was quite suitable for children. Gift shop good for... More 

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Spent a wonderful afternoon with my wife and our grandson. Staff is wonderful and the displays are beautiful. Take the time to stop by you will not be disappointed.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

From the beginning of fire fighting. This educational station is interesting and unique. The old style fire suits up from the olden days. It's heritage and skills of teaching children what to do in case of a fire.

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Tionesta, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

Items from hand pumpers to new style trucks and some of the old firefighting equipment. Staff very informative and answered all questions. very nice building.

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Springfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This place is a labor of love. Run by volunteers who are retired firefighters, it is housed in a beautifully restored Victorian era firehouse and gives a good history of fire fighting in Pennsylvania.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

1st class building and great exhibits. Several gorgeous old pieces of fire fighting equipment on display including an old trucks, horse drawn pumpers, and a hand drawn hose reel. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Not a Smithsonian so don't drive cross country to get there but if you are within a few hours drive, you should definitely make the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I was totally amazed by all of the history of the Pennsylvania fire service found in this one small building. These volunteers have done an amazing job of putting the pieces together of fire service dating back hundreds of years. My wife and I had gotten totally soaked, having gotten caught in a sudden downpour, prior to walking in to... More 

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Harrisburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

interesting small museum with a number of very nice pieces. Very cool looking building in an unexpected locale. Nice folks.

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