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Fireman's Hall

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Address: 149 N. Second, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2097
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+1 215-923-1438
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10:00 - 16:30
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:30
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Stop by this small (and free!) museum on your walking tour of Philadelphia....

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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 June 2016
Robert L
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Amherst, Massachusetts
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Amherst, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Paramus, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is a free attraction but they do need donations. Entrance was down the side street not in the front of the building. lots of cool old equipment to see, upstairs the kids can make a pretend 911 call for practice and it has a touch screen quiz about emergency facts they also had turnout gear hanging up for the... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

This is a free Museum that runs on donations and is very well stocked with old fire engines and other fire fighting nostalgia. Great for kids and retired or active fire fighters

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Thank Petergun1962
Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Are you insured? One of many cool facts, seen here and around town are the "insurance" placards displayed on the homes that were covered. This two story museum is a goldmine of firefighting history.

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Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

Fireman's Hall seems to be off the beaten path, located only one block south of the Ben Franklin Bridge. The highlights are the vintage fire engines, the 9/11 exhibit and memorial, and the stained glass, surprisingly. It's free, but they want a donation. Also, very kid friendly.

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Lutherville Timonium, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

So...I am engaged to a fireman; it was a no brainer for us to stop in here and check this place out. I must say that it was well done and family friendly place to go. They have activities for the kids on both levels and the old apparatus downstairs that will get their attention. There is also a 9-11... More 

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Thank Amanda B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

Tucked away from the busy area this is a great way to learn about the fire station and get to meet some friendly locals. Kids & Big kids can try on some of the firemans uniform for some cool pictures.

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Thank MavesWife
Hagerstown, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

Tucked away on a street not too far form the main hustle of the touristy things, this museum is accessed via a side door down an alley. The free (donations recommended) museum is fabulous. It talks about the history of firefighting and shows much of the history through artifacts and displays! MUST see!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

I only discovered this museum by chance when someone mentioned this was nearby Elfreth's Alley which I was planning to visit. This small fire fighters museum is housed in a disused fire station which is delightful with its fire fighters themed stained glass windows. There is a fascinating collection of old fire engines, uniforms, photographs and fire fighting equipment. There... More 

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

A quick stroll thru and you will view old trucks, old uniforms and a small but nice tribute to the fire fighters of 9-11. It is free but donations are requested.

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