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Fireman's Hall

149 N. Second, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2097
+1 215-923-1438
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A treasure not far off the beaten path

Are you insured? One of many cool facts, seen here and around town are the "insurance" placards... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2016
Riverside, California
via mobile

Fireman's Hall seems to be off the beaten path, located only one block south of the Ben Franklin... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2016
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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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“elfreth's alley” (12 reviews)
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149 N. Second, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2097
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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.

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
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...More

Thank MrSaturn64
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...More

Thank Amanda B
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.

Thank MavesWife
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...More

Thank Mfclingan
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...More

Thank lovetotravel1704
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.

Thank Alisa D
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

We took our four year old son here today and I was really impressive by the array of historic equipment and gear. The old fire trucks, once pulled by horses, were fascinating. We saw old fire extinguishers that couldn't possibly have helped much to fight...More

Thank heathtreat
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

If you are in Olde City Philadelphia, this is a museum you have to go to. In an old Firehall, this museum offers so many interesting facts about the history of fire fighting as well as displaying a good amount of apparatus. This kids will...More

1  Thank B0B18
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Great place filled with history and artifacts from when it was a functioning firehouse. Everything from a brass pole, to a horse drawn hose carrier and a 1920's fire engine.

Thank VirtualBettie
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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.