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New York City Fire Museum

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Fab little museum

This is a great place. It has a really interesting display on the history of the New York fire... read more

Reviewed May 18, 2018
Katie S
Brighton, United Kingdom
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Thank You for a wonderful experience!

Our group arrived with 100 people and were immediately welcomed in by a very attentive staff... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2018
Kenneth l
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The New York City Fire Museum is the official museum of the FDNY.Occupying a renovated 1904 Beaux‐Arts firehouse at 278 Spring Street in Hudson Square, west of SoHo, the museum is home to a renowned collection of fire‐related art and artifacts from...more
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278 Spring St, New York City, NY 10013-1405
Hudson Square
+1 212-691-1303
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

The best part of this museum is their 9/11 memorial. The remainder of the building is fair, but nothing to write home about. I would not make this stop a priority on your NYC list.

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Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Visited the fire museum with my young son and husband. We enjoyed the museum, however it is quite small and there wasn’t much to keep a small child amused. Everything there was interesting to the adults but it doesn’t take long to get around and...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

While the old firefighting equipment is interesting and needs to be displayed, there is nothing on display with new equipment nor are there any fire-fighting or historical stories displayed or anything interactive to attract kids. The 9/11 room was the only one that held my...More

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Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

This is a great place. It has a really interesting display on the history of the New York fire department and cool old fire trucks. It also has a very moving memorial to the fire fighters who lost their lives on 911. We went straight...More

Thank Katie S
Reviewed April 9, 2018

Our group arrived with 100 people and were immediately welcomed in by a very attentive staff. Wonderful experience for everyone

Thank Kenneth l
Reviewed March 26, 2018

Located in a former firehouse. Exhibits include fire equipment from as far back as the 18th century as well as badges, officers' bugles, photographs and paintings, firemen's dress regalia, and a memorial to 9/11.

1  Thank eternal_skeptic
Reviewed March 18, 2018

The NYC Fire museum, located on the westernmost boundary of SoHo, offers an in-depth glance into the history and the present of NYC Fire department, throughout several centuries. One doesn't have to be a great scholar of firefighting to enjoy the museum, for it is...More

Reviewed March 13, 2018

A teacher's favorite for all students. Unbeatable prices, accessible to all, friendly environment, hands-on learning, amazing discoveries, and the finest retired firefighters touring our students! Meet Firefighter Harriet! Learn about the history of firefighting, since the 1800's, about the finest who died in the 911...More

Thank bpkubinyi
Reviewed March 12, 2018

Make sure to visit while in New York. We enjoyed the history of firefighting in New York as well as the old firetrucks and equipment that was used during the early 1900's. A special memorial room for the firefighters from 9/11.

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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Possibly not on many peoples' ToDo list for NY this is a hidden gem. Many exhibits date back to the early days of firefighting and the volunteers who staff the museum are more than happy to chat and provide additional information. There is a small...More

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