We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Great Hidden Gem”
Review of Fireman's Hall

Fireman's Hall
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Double-Decker Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour of Philadelphia
Ranked #73 of 437 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Fee: No
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.
Level Contributor
25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Hidden Gem”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

I looked for the Fireman's Hall because it was featured in the free things to do in Philly section. What a wonderful muesum. The old fire trucks were works of art, the 9-11 display was very moving and the firemen were wonderful to talk will. While it is free, please consider making a donation before leaving to keep this attraction availble to future guests.

Visited July 2014
1 Thank twiceblessed9
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

117 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“I got chills!”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

I've been a firefighter officially since I was 16 (explorer) Professionally since I was 22 and at heart all my life. While there is no admission fee they do accept cash donations in a box just inside the door. I only wish I had had more cash on me at the time I arrived. This place was awe-inspiring. The 9/11 display took my breath away and gave me chills. The whole place is packed with fire related stuff dating back as far as the Ben Franklin days. Yes Ben Franklin was a fire fighter in the city of Philadelphia. All firefighters should check this place out it is amazing. I spent almost 2 hours here and left feeling like I could do it all again. Like I didn't see it all. Thank you to the City of Philadelphia firefighter volunteers that keep this place going day to day.

Visited June 2014
Thank Paul L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Omagh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
141 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Philly's Phinest”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a great little museum. Adults and children alike can enjoy this museum. This is one of many free things to do in Philadelphia. It's got a cool old fire truck and is staffed by retired Philadelphia Firefighters which makes it that much more authentic. It's in a beautiful area in the city and close to Elfreth's Alley. I've been visiting this fire station since I was a child, I even got locked in during a museum tour with two other kids when the firefighter's got called out. So this museum brings back plenty of memories for me. Well worth the visit!

Visited July 2014
Thank Baconisgoodforme
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great History”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

Nice place to see the history of the Fire Service starting with Ben Franklin. The Philly FD Guys there were great and very informative. Great for families!

Visited June 2014
Thank Patrick E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lincolnshire UK
Level Contributor
62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Small but perfect”
Reviewed June 28, 2014

A lovely little museum that could easily be missed. The stained glass window was beautful. Chatting to one of the ex firefighters was an extra bonus.

Visited June 2014
Thank Silvercouple
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Fireman's Hall also viewed


Been to Fireman's Hall? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing