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New York City Fire Museum

Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Very moving

Especially enjoyed the 9/11 respect shown to all those brave men. It was treated so respectfully... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2018
janie g
Scottsdale, Arizona
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One of the most interesting museums I have seen

we have been to NYC about 8 times and I have always wanted to go here. we finally went and I can... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
Brisbane, Australia
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The New York City Fire Museum is the official museum of the FDNY.Occupying a renovated 1904 Beaux‐Arts firehouse at 278 Spring Street in Hudson Square, west of SoHo, the museum is home to a renowned collection of fire‐related art and artifacts from...more
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278 Spring St, New York City, NY 10013-1405
Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
+1 212-691-1303
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Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

Especially enjoyed the 9/11 respect shown to all those brave men. It was treated so respectfully. The older equipment was very interesting to see.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank janie g
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

If you are interested in a family friendly museum this isn’t for you. It’s full of historical trucks and pictures but there is no staff to speak of and those who do work there are truly not very friendly. Save $10/adult and $5 per kid...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marc M
Reviewed 3 November 2018

we have been to NYC about 8 times and I have always wanted to go here. we finally went and I can say we were not disappointed. Everything you ever wanted to know about fire brigades is right here. There is a section in memory...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank debbie1961255068
Reviewed 1 November 2018

My husband and I visited this fabulous museum together, and agreed that is is a total gem! According to the website, the New York Fire Museum “displays illustrate the evolution of firefighting from the bucket brigades of Peter Stuyvesant’s New Amsterdam through the colorful history...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank TheCuriousCowgirl
Reviewed 26 October 2018

For those of you interested in Fire Engines, this is a great collection showing how important fire protection was in the early days of New York to its more recent challenges including its 911 tribute.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mark H
Reviewed 18 October 2018

This is a very interesting museum. It has well curated displays and information on the history of the New York fire department, fire wagons and a fitting tribute to the 343 fireman who perished on 9/11. The history of horses, dogs and those who were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DanW440
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Contrary to the last reviewer, I think the 9/11 memorial is what makes this special, it is a reason for coming here. As a visitor to NYC at the time of 9/11,my lasting memory is the role played by these heroes and how many lives...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The best part of this museum is their 9/11 memorial. The remainder of the building is fair, but nothing to write home about. I would not make this stop a priority on your NYC list.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DutchGirl_MI
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Visited the fire museum with my young son and husband. We enjoyed the museum, however it is quite small and there wasn’t much to keep a small child amused. Everything there was interesting to the adults but it doesn’t take long to get around and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Alliebird
Reviewed 9 July 2018

While the old firefighting equipment is interesting and needs to be displayed, there is nothing on display with new equipment nor are there any fire-fighting or historical stories displayed or anything interactive to attract kids. The 9/11 room was the only one that held my...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank SueR487
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