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Pennsylvania National Fire Museum

1820 N 4th St, Harrisburg, PA 17102-1501
+1 717-232-8915
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I have known for years that this museum was somewhere uptown but I'd never got around to visiting... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Kanilea361
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
if you like Fire trucks and emergency apparatus this is a great place to visit

I was fortunate ; to have les Easer as my tour guide: he is a real life new york city Fire man... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
dasbergermiester
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harrisburg Pa.
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Enter the 1899 Victorian Firehouse, Home of the Reily Hose Co. No. 10 and experience the sights and sounds of Firefighting History. The Pennsylvania National Fire Museum features fire apparatus from Handtubs and Steam Pumpers, hand drawn to horse drawn, to motorized Engines and a 1935 MACK tillered Ladder Truck. An outstanding and varied collection of artifacts are on display
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“fire trucks” (6 reviews)
“on display” (4 reviews)
“old firehouse” (2 reviews)
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1820 N 4th St, Harrisburg, PA 17102-1501
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+1 717-232-8915
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

I have known for years that this museum was somewhere uptown but I'd never got around to visiting it. My son is here from Florida, & since the weather isn't nice enough to hike today, we were looking for an indoor activity. We were both...More

Thank Kanilea361
P7578YSinfo, Manager at Pennsylvania National Fire Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thank you for your kind words Richard

Reviewed 5 September 2017

I was fortunate ; to have les Easer as my tour guide: he is a real life new york city Fire man, Served in the city during 9/11/2001 Manhattan, and in the recovery for three months after on his own time, (Ps He's my cousin...More

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P7578YSinfo, Manager at Pennsylvania National Fire Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Les, Is at a different museum. This is the Pennsylvania National Fire Museum Stop in and visit. Richard t

Reviewed 7 July 2017

Visited this museum with another adult friend. A must-see for loves of firefighting and fire engines. Cool displays and history, along with actual antique fire trucks. Tickets are only $6 for adults, which is very reasonable!

Thank Brittany S
P7578YSinfo, Front Office Manager at Pennsylvania National Fire Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

Thank you for your comments. Richard 1st VP

Reviewed 24 June 2017

While in Harrisburg on a bit of downtime, I discovered this museum through a flyer at my hotel. I was quite impressed by not only the quality of the exhibits but also the knowledge of the tour guide. How do fire alarm boxes work? What...More

Thank Tim J
P7578YSinfo, Front Office Manager at Pennsylvania National Fire Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Thank you, You are allways welcome back. Richard 1st VP

Reviewed 1 June 2017

We went there as a retired police officer & his wife. I have always been fascinated by firemen & what they do. This in an old firehouse (Co 12) that has been renovated as a museum. They did a good job! It's more of a...More

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P7578YSinfo, Manager at Pennsylvania National Fire Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2017

Thank you for your response, Stop back again. Richard 1st V.P.

Reviewed 22 May 2017

My husband is a volunteer firefighter. We were in Harrisburg to attend a special event and had a few hours to fill. We came upon this museum while driving around the city, so we decided to stop. They had a family rate of only $20...More

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P7578YSinfo, General Manager at Pennsylvania National Fire Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Thank you for the nice comments, I am glade you had a good time. Tell all your friends and send them by. Richard 1st VP

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

This museum is truly breathtaking. the entire location was built and organized by volunteers yet has a true professional and interactive quality

Thank Alyssa B
P7578YSinfo, Front Office Manager at Pennsylvania National Fire Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

I thank you for you nice comments Richard Lenker 1st VP PNFM

Reviewed 23 February 2017

very nice museum and staff and alot of interesting things from the past on several floors very clean and informative

Thank Newton618
Management response:Responded 24 February 2017

Glad you had a great time Richard 1st VP

Reviewed 15 February 2017

Spent wonderful two hours there and was fantastic experience. Tour book suggested thirty minutes but no way unless you just ran through. Especially liked the fifteen minute talk upstairs about the evolution of fire reporting. Building was beautifully restored, easy to find and great free...More

2  Thank Gail Y
Management response:Responded 24 February 2017

Burt and Charlie loved to have you visit Richard 1st VP

Reviewed 5 February 2017

If you enjoy visiting the typical fire museum, then you will be disappointed when you visit this place. If you want an exceptional fire museum, this is your kind of place. I was impressed when I entered the museum.More

Thank JohnBCowgill
Management response:Responded 6 February 2017

It’s been 20 years since we opened the doors as an all-volunteer museum. Burt and Charlie are ready to excite you on the first floor. Then you can pull a fire box on the second floor. Then see the old and great in Busky hall....More

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Pete H
20 September 2017|
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Response from Tim J | Reviewed this property |
I think he would love it. Real fire engines. Real equipment. The stuff that four year olds love, at least they did when I was one.
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janiemm47
15 March 2017|
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Response from P7578YSinfo | Property representative |
ADMISSION RATES Adults $ 6.00 Senior $ 5.00 (60) Students $ 5.00 Family $ 20.00 2 adults and their children... More
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