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New York City Fire Museum

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Address: 278 Spring Street, New York City, NY 10013
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+1 212-691-1303
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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The New York City Fire Museum is the official museum of the FDNY.Occupying...

The New York City Fire Museum is the official museum of the FDNY.Occupying a renovated 1904 Beaux‐Arts firehouse at 278 Spring Street in Hudson Square, west of SoHo, the museum is home to a renowned collection of fire‐related art and artifacts from the 18th century to the present; including hand‐pumped fire engines, horse‐drawn vehicles, early motorized apparatus and firefighting tools and equipment.

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We had a great time looking through the history of fire fighting at the museum. Staff were friendly and helpful. It was nice that it wasn't as busy as most new York attractions.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time looking through the history of fire fighting at the museum. Staff were friendly and helpful. It was nice that it wasn't as busy as most new York attractions.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An old style NYC fire station with several interesting items. There are three other fireman related locations I love in New York City: -- Kneeling Fireman at East 43rd Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues. -- The Fireman's Memorial in Riverside Park facing the Hudson River at 100th Street. -- The Harlem Fire Watchtower in Marcus Garvey Park at 122nd... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful hidden gem of NYC. Old Ladder 30th's building houses a fascinating collection of artifacts and fire suppression apparatus. It is a wonderful museum for children and teenagers alike. I would highly recommend it. A word of caution; as of December 10, 2016; the best part of the collection is closed due to renovations. Make sure the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This museum is great value for the $8 entrance fee. There are 2 floors of exhibits plus a small but very moving 9-11 exhibition. The 2nd floor gallery has a great collection of fire engines and equipment from the earliest days. The first floor has more recent exhibits plus a good choice of souvenirs and gifts. Don't miss this museum... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Only $8 entry fee for adults. Seems to be mostly related to old fire engines. Not much about 9-11 which I was expecting. There is a cool video on play on the ground floor which gives interviews of real fire men and women which was very interesting.

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Duluth, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We've been to NYC quite a few times, so when we recently had just a little over a day to visit, we scrolled through the Trip Advisor reviews while at our hotel to find someplace we've never been. That is how we ended up at the NYC Fire Museum. I am mainly writing this review as a thank you to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Great way to spend 45 minutes or so,it was like $8 to get in ,lots of really old stuff pertaining to the NYC fire depts,they did have exibits from the 9-11 tradgedy ,it was $8 well worth spent...Robert and Robert (ohio)

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Working for the Fire Service in the UK this was a must on our NYC itinerary. It didn't disappoint. On arrival we met Wally he was a veteran Fireman that volunteers in the museum one day a week. Wally Wednesday!! Wally helped us to understand just how close knit the NYFD community is and brought to life what being a... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

We traveled to the NY Fire Museum for a Class trip, we had an amazing experience, the educators seemed very experienced at dealing with children even though our groups ages we very spread out, our oldest is 13 and our youngest is 3. They learned a ton about fire safety and they are very excited to share what they learned... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

A great & reasonably priced museum located in Spring Street (Lower Manhattan) to track the history of firefighting throughout the ages in New York. A fitting venue with superb exhibits well laid out to celebrate their bravery. Many poignant exhibits depicting the tragedy of 9/11. Thank you NYFD & congratulations with your superb displays.

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