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New Bern Fireman's Museum

Open Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Excellent tour

This is very educational and I would recommend anyone taking the tour. Learn about the history of... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Must see

This museum is packed with history! The guides are volunteers and very knowledgeable. They share... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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Attraction featuring antique fire engines used in the 1922 fire that destroyed one-third of the city.
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408 Hancock St, New Bern, NC 28560-4923
+1 252-636-4087
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 April 2013

It's all the history of the New Bern fire department packed into a small building. Don't let its small size fool you. There is a LOT of information to take in, so plan at least 2 hours. I personally loved Fred the Fire Horse, who...More

2  Thank Becky310
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 4 August 2015

We had heard from a couple of people that this would be a good attraction for kids, so we decided to check it out. The gentleman who was manning the museum was very nice. While our 8 year old liked looking around for a bit,...More

2  Thank honeydu00
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

This is very educational and I would recommend anyone taking the tour. Learn about the history of New Bern and the fires.

1  Thank sandyk832018
Reviewed 26 August 2018

This museum is packed with history! The guides are volunteers and very knowledgeable. They share humor and truly make you feel welcomed. After leaving the museum, walking this the neighborhood is engaging.

Thank djgifford
Reviewed 24 August 2018

If yoou have any interest in firefighting, this is a must see. They have both an Amoskeag and Button steam engine, as well as other trucks abd displays

Thank Fred O
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

It was nice. Good tour guide very informative. It was pretty much a private tour so got to ask questions.

Thank Itsmemxc
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Was a tad bit expensive but they have recently renovated and it was worth the price. Had a great personal tour. Lots of history!

Thank cchadad
Reviewed 21 May 2018

We stopped in and took the tour. The guides were very informative and friendly. We learned a lot about the area and observed alot of history too. This museum is very well done and I would highly recommend if you are in the area.

Thank Pati P
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

The tour guide told very interesting stories about the history of New Bern and the fire department. Looking at all the fire trucks and carriages was fun too.

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Very informative and entertaining. Lots of old equipment and fire fighting accoutrements. Great tour of history of firefighting.

Thank Wanda J P
Reviewed 3 April 2018

The old firehouse contains several old pieces of firefighting equipment from horse drawn units to chain driven motorized units to one of the 1st latter trucks. All are in pristine condition. The tour guide will tell the story of the equipment & the history of...More

Thank Zeke T
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The guy that took us on a tour was so personable and knowledgeable. My 6 & 4 yo grandsons were in awe...so was I... The only thing lacking was a pole to slide down. ha

1  Thank nancy v
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4 November 2017|
Response from Judy0827 | Reviewed this property |
Normally the museum is open Mon thru Sat 10 am to 4 pm. Adult admission is $ 7, students are $4 and under 6 years is free. I do not know if they are open Thanksgiving Day, but I would think they would not be open.