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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
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Fee: No

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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Fireman's Hall - sitting on the Second Street

Fireman's Hall - sitting on the Second Street. Is the oldest firemen station in the city. It is maintained so well, that some of the celebrities could get jealous! Just a few... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Alexander K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fireman's Hall - sitting on the Second Street. Is the oldest firemen station in the city. It is maintained so well, that some of the celebrities could get jealous! Just a few steps to the left - towards the end of the block - and you can take your selfie with the replicas of Elvis Presley and Charlie Chaplin with... More 

Thank Alexander K
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Get out at 2nd street station subway and walk up 2nd street past the famous Elfreth alley and you will find it on the same side,(15 mins walk) from the subway. Entrance is at the side. It is free but they ask for a donation not directly there is a sign asking for a donation. It is on two floors... More 

Thank enjoy99
Eustis, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I thought this was a cool museum. They have dedications to the 9/11 firefighters, which we went to the Flight 93 Memorial after we left here, so it felt appropriate. They also have some cool old firefighting equipment and trucks. You can try on firefighting boots and jacket and it's geared towards families. It's a tour on your own facility.... More 

Thank valliam13
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

If you want to learn the history of firefighting in Philadelphia and America this is the place to come. A must see on any visit to Philadelphia. Great gift shop.

Thank James K
North Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

I loved this museum. I didn't realise it was on two floors. I didn't realise there were so many exhibits. I thought it was just old fire engines and tenders! There was an interesting video about segregated fire stations. I loved the memorial for fire men and women who had lost their lives. There is no charge for the museum... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

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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Amherst, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Robert L
Paramus, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank sarauk76
Daytona Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank Petergun1962
Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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