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New Bern Fireman's Museum

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Address: 408 Hancock St., New Bern, NC 28560-4923
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+1 252-636-4087
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10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Attraction featuring antique fire engines used in the 1922 fire that...

Attraction featuring antique fire engines used in the 1922 fire that destroyed one-third of the city.

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Nice historical museum

If you like fire trucks this is a nice place to visit. It has the oldest fire engines used in New Bern dating all of the way back to the 1800's. The staff there are very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like fire trucks this is a nice place to visit. It has the oldest fire engines used in New Bern dating all of the way back to the 1800's. The staff there are very friendly and gave us a personal tour of the museum. It is currently undergoing renovations and will soon have the upper floors open to... More 

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Thank Dave V
Pittsboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Our tour was led by a volunteer docent and he was very knowledgeable about the history of the museum. It is not a large place but the fire engines are well displayed in the original old firehouse. Very good deal for families with young children.

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Thank Pamela S
Goldsboro, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This was a nice stop. I would say worth the entrance fee. Five pieces of New Bern firefighting equipment from the 1890s to the 1920s. Great story about how the two fire companies of New Bern shared the same building and competed against each other. Not a "must see" but if you have time worth a stop.

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Thank Mon-ValleyGuy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

If you ever visit the city of New Bern, then you need to checkout this museum. Its full of history of the original fire department. The museum has excellent displays of old firetrucks and plenty of history. The museum is great for the whole family. Definitely checkout if you are in New Bern.

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Thank Tarheelsfan3
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

While visiting my parents in Newbern we all visited this museum. It is a good little museum with the history of the Newbern fire department it has several nice examples of fire trucks and equipment. They are working to expand the museum and add more children's stuff, my 4 year old enjoyed it.

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Thank Sean M
Dew, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Excellent displays, all to old fire wagons, fire trucks and pictures, great for the whole family, handy capped, old and young alike

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Thank Gary T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

There are numerous pieces of very old pieces of fire fighting equipment. They have been well preserved. Worth seeing.

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Thank Donald B
Salisbury, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This museum recently moved to its new location in the historic downtown fire station. The docent gave us an excellent tour of the many pieces of fire equipment, some from the 1800's. Worth visiting even if you had been to the old location.

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Thank Gene K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We probably would have enjoyed the museum more without the guided tour although we would have missed the story about the station being shared by two different companies during Civil War times--one local, one Union. It is small, but it is a new museum and still expanding. For now, expect to spend an hour or less in the museum.

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Thank Sondra H
Clemmons, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Very interesting. Amazing to see the old fire trucks and the first ladder truck. We heard that they are getting ready to add a children's hands on section.

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