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Fireman's Hall

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Address: 149 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2097
Phone Number: 1 215 923 1438
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Stop by this small (and free!) museum on your walking tour of Philadelphia....

Stop by this small (and free!) museum on your walking tour of Philadelphia. Staffed by actual firemen, Firemans Hall exhibits artifacts, such as leather buckets and fire marks, once and sometimes still used to fight city fires.

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Local fire-fighting-related history

Happened across this museum while looking for something else so stopped here for a look-see, some lovely old fire trucks and other memorabilia, helpful and cheerful staff in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Happened across this museum while looking for something else so stopped here for a look-see, some lovely old fire trucks and other memorabilia, helpful and cheerful staff in attendance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

This firehouse is a bit out of the way, but it was an interesting 15 min visit. I particularly liked the memorabilia and the stained glass window. You can make a donation if you want.

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Paramus, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is a free attraction but they do need donations. Entrance was down the side street not in the front of the building. lots of cool old equipment to see, upstairs the kids can make a pretend 911 call for practice and it has a touch screen quiz about emergency facts they also had turnout gear hanging up for the... More 

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Thank sarauk76
Daytona Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

This is a free Museum that runs on donations and is very well stocked with old fire engines and other fire fighting nostalgia. Great for kids and retired or active fire fighters

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Thank Petergun1962
Riverside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Are you insured? One of many cool facts, seen here and around town are the "insurance" placards displayed on the homes that were covered. This two story museum is a goldmine of firefighting history.

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Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Fireman's Hall seems to be off the beaten path, located only one block south of the Ben Franklin Bridge. The highlights are the vintage fire engines, the 9/11 exhibit and memorial, and the stained glass, surprisingly. It's free, but they want a donation. Also, very kid friendly.

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Lutherville Timonium, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

So...I am engaged to a fireman; it was a no brainer for us to stop in here and check this place out. I must say that it was well done and family friendly place to go. They have activities for the kids on both levels and the old apparatus downstairs that will get their attention. There is also a 9-11... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

Tucked away from the busy area this is a great way to learn about the fire station and get to meet some friendly locals. Kids & Big kids can try on some of the firemans uniform for some cool pictures.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Tucked away on a street not too far form the main hustle of the touristy things, this museum is accessed via a side door down an alley. The free (donations recommended) museum is fabulous. It talks about the history of firefighting and shows much of the history through artifacts and displays! MUST see!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

I only discovered this museum by chance when someone mentioned this was nearby Elfreth's Alley which I was planning to visit. This small fire fighters museum is housed in a disused fire station which is delightful with its fire fighters themed stained glass windows. There is a fascinating collection of old fire engines, uniforms, photographs and fire fighting equipment. There... More 

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