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New York City Fire Museum

Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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A fitful respect

Contrary to the last reviewer, I think the 9/11 memorial is what makes this special, it is a reason... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sydney, Australia
Fab little museum

This is a great place. It has a really interesting display on the history of the New York fire... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2018
Katie S
Brighton, United Kingdom
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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
Hudson Square
+1 212-691-1303
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

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.

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

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

2  Thank Sue R
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

This is a great place. It has a really interesting display on the history of the New York fire department and cool old fire trucks. It also has a very moving memorial to the fire fighters who lost their lives on 911. We went straight...More

Thank Katie S
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Our group arrived with 100 people and were immediately welcomed in by a very attentive staff. Wonderful experience for everyone

Thank Kenneth l
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Located in a former firehouse. Exhibits include fire equipment from as far back as the 18th century as well as badges, officers' bugles, photographs and paintings, firemen's dress regalia, and a memorial to 9/11.

1  Thank eternal_skeptic
Reviewed 18 March 2018

The NYC Fire museum, located on the westernmost boundary of SoHo, offers an in-depth glance into the history and the present of NYC Fire department, throughout several centuries. One doesn't have to be a great scholar of firefighting to enjoy the museum, for it is...More

Reviewed 13 March 2018

A teacher's favorite for all students. Unbeatable prices, accessible to all, friendly environment, hands-on learning, amazing discoveries, and the finest retired firefighters touring our students! Meet Firefighter Harriet! Learn about the history of firefighting, since the 1800's, about the finest who died in the 911...More

Thank bpkubinyi
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Make sure to visit while in New York. We enjoyed the history of firefighting in New York as well as the old firetrucks and equipment that was used during the early 1900's. A special memorial room for the firefighters from 9/11.

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