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Fireman's Hall

149 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2097
+1 215-923-1438
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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.
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  • Average5%
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  • Terrible1%
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149 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2097
City Center East
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+1 215-923-1438
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"stained glass"
in 14 reviews
"elfreth's alley"
in 14 reviews
"museum is free"
in 6 reviews
"firefighting equipment"
in 4 reviews
"old firehouse"
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"cool pictures"
in 2 reviews
"fire house"
in 2 reviews
"their lives"
in 4 reviews
"a small gift shop"
in 3 reviews
"nice collection"
in 3 reviews
"great museum"
in 6 reviews
"old city"
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"betsy ross house"
in 3 reviews
"second floor"
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"firefighters"
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"donation"
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"memorabilia"
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is a great museum...not huge, but very well presented. Anyone who is at all interested in the history or the people of firefighting will find this a wonderful spot. And, if you have not connected to this work, then this museum will do it....More

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Reviewed 18 February 2017

If you like fire fighters, this is the place for you. This is a well put together 2 story exhibit within walking distance of other Old City attractions. It contains a combination of Philadelphia fire fighting history as well as fire fighting in general. There...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is the place for you if you love all things fireman. Great collection of historic early fireman's artifacts. It is not a large place but they do have quite of information packed in here.

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Reviewed 16 October 2016

Fireman's Hall - sitting on the Second Street. Is the oldest firemen station in the city. It is maintained so well, that some of the celebrities could get jealous! Just a few steps to the left - towards the end of the block - and...More

Thank Alexander K
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Get out at 2nd street station subway and walk up 2nd street past the famous Elfreth alley and you will find it on the same side,(15 mins walk) from the subway. Entrance is at the side. It is free but they ask for a donation...More

Thank enjoy99
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I thought this was a cool museum. They have dedications to the 9/11 firefighters, which we went to the Flight 93 Memorial after we left here, so it felt appropriate. They also have some cool old firefighting equipment and trucks. You can try on firefighting...More

Thank valliam13
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you want to learn the history of firefighting in Philadelphia and America this is the place to come. A must see on any visit to Philadelphia. Great gift shop.

Thank James K
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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

I loved this museum. I didn't realise it was on two floors. I didn't realise there were so many exhibits. I thought it was just old fire engines and tenders! There was an interesting video about segregated fire stations. I loved the memorial for fire...More

Thank VanessaRoad
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

Happened across this museum while looking for something else so stopped here for a look-see, some lovely old fire trucks and other memorabilia, helpful and cheerful staff in attendance.

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Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

This firehouse is a bit out of the way, but it was an interesting 15 min visit. I particularly liked the memorabilia and the stained glass window. You can make a donation if you want.

Thank Robert L
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Hayley1607
30 July 2017|
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Response from moravian99 | Reviewed this property |
I would say an hour is a good amount of time to spend. You could go through it quicker, but might miss some of the details in the display cases.
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