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“Fire Departmant History”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Fireman's Hall

Fireman's Hall
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Double-Decker Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour of Philadelphia
Ranked #71 of 433 things to do in Philadelphia
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Owner description: 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.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fire Departmant History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

Love this place, they have no charge, only ask for a donation. Staff friendly and very knowledgeable, really cool items on display

Visited October 2012
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English first
Princeton, New Jersey
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79 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Nice trip with the family.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

This is a great trip for the family , right next to all the historic sights in Philly.

The museum contains relics of fire fighting. Old uniforms, tools, newspaper articles and interactive exhibits.

The entrance is free, but I brought my wife a cool, Philadelphia fire dept. t-shirt, to help the cause.

I did not that this was the first fire station, (restored) in colonial North America. Started by , no surprise, Ben Franklin!

Visited October 2012
1 Thank Adam B
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Panama City Beach FL
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78 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Nice self guided tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012 via mobile

Has lots of old fire equipment and fire house articles. Also has a stirring 911 exhibit. Would recommend.

Thank TeresaLouPCB
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Narberth, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Philly's Hidden Secret”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

The coolest firefighting oriented museum. Small, free, unbelievable collection of cool fire fighting memorabilia, antiques and significant items. Even the water pump from George Washington's first home as president (yes, it was in Philly). DON'T MISS this gem. Can be through it in an hour and it is inspiring.

Visited September 2012
1 Thank PortugueseLover1
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Cedar Springs, Michigan
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56 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Take time to visit...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

Hats off to those who made this happen. Very nice display and a great addition to all the history located in this area.

Visited July 2012
Thank Mark F
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