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Fireman's Hall

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149 N. Second, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2097
+1 215-923-1438
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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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149 N. Second, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2097
City Center East
+1 215-923-1438
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Reviewed November 29, 2014

I visited one day before Thanksgiving. The museum is small, but was not crowded that day. There were stories about the fireman in the US history, and some things about 911. Some fire trucks are exhibited and the tools they use. It is a location...More

Thank CCYang
Reviewed November 19, 2014

Run by volunteers who are well informed passionate supporters of the fire service and rightly proud of those who served this old fireman's hall will delight adults and children alike, Entry is free but donations appreciated so don't be stingy and give what you can...More

1  Thank hengeangel
Reviewed November 3, 2014

I wouldn't have gone here but for having found myself at the door. found it to be an really interesting exhibit; nice collection of old fire equipment and a well done 9/11 tribute. As Fireman exhibits go - this is a really good one.

Thank JoJoFun
Reviewed October 30, 2014

During our 4-day tour with the Muskingum University Wind Ensemble in Pennsylvania, we took a free-day in Philadelphia to tour the city for ourselves. This was a very interpretive firefighter museum with lots of great exhibits and if anyone is interested, please stop by!!

Thank Erich D
Reviewed October 24, 2014

Really interesting fireman artifacts, deep in the oldest part of Philadelohia andthey have one of or maybe the first fire engine..and it's free..

Thank Alice G
Reviewed October 23, 2014

In all my years living a nice walk away in Philly, somehow I never visited this place. Until my cousin, who collects toy fire trucks, visited. We had a blast! I loved seeing so many old fire trucks, of course. I also got a feel...More

Thank lisasanter
Reviewed October 13, 2014

I noticed plaques on historic homes and there were for specific insurance companies associated with fire protection and rebuilding. This was interesting and the various evolution of fire trucks, plus an author worked there who had photographed and written a couple pertinent books.

Thank happyglobaltrotter
Reviewed October 7, 2014

Tucked in Old City, this great little museum packs a bunch. The biggest wow? The host/guide at the door of this former fire station is a current, actual firefighter. Dan went above and beyond to make sure our trip was worth the stop. The displays...More

2  Thank Dons5
Reviewed September 29, 2014

Philadelphia is the home of fire departments, so go see how and where it all began! Great place for the kids to experience and adults can see all the history of great fires and the great men who fought them. Don't miss it, really!

Thank karenrose314
Reviewed September 26, 2014

The museum is small but very well put together. The firemen who work there are active duty firemen and this museum is part of their rotations. They are friendly and eager present the history of firefighting in Philadelphia. The museum has great artifacts and memorabilia....More

Thank CandV79
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Response from moravian99 | Reviewed this property |
I would say an hour is a good amount of time to spend. You could go through it quicker, but might miss some of the details in the display cases.