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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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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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Great museum for the family

Would highly recommend the guided tour. The guided tour volunteers were very knowledgeable about the history of firefighting in New Bern. Equipment is completely restored in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bill H
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Norcross
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The New Bern Fireman's Museum is in the process of ramping up, currently the second floor is under development (not to mention the rest rooms). The information and exhibits are very good with interesting docents and will improve over time. The admission price is appropriate for the museum.

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Thank WILLIAM F
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Would highly recommend the guided tour. The guided tour volunteers were very knowledgeable about the history of firefighting in New Bern. Equipment is completely restored in the original fire house.

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Thank Bill H
Tampa, Kansas
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2017

service was prompt, friendly, fast, waiter had a smile, very courteous and helpful. manners excellent, on top of replenishing water always

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Long Island, NY
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Perfect for the entire family, it was clean and had many interesting artifacts and history. Friendly people, knowledgeable about the area.

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1 Thank Artistwriter50
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

excellant preservation of local fire department history with at least two steam engines, several horse drawn fire apparatus, memorabilia and exhibits. Renovations underway and interactive children's section being added. Located in old fire HQ station. Well worth a couple hours of your time and a must for firefighters!

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2 Thank chfd1dj
New Bern, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a rare firemen's museum in that all the equipment has been used by local firemen. Therefore, you learn not just about how the stuff works, but also about the people who used it. It's a stunning building that was a fire station. A kids corner has been added to entertain little visitors.

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2 Thank Nancy H
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69 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

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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1 Thank Dave V
Pittsboro, North Carolina
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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Pamela S
Goldsboro, North Carolina
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124 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Mon-ValleyGuy
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42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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