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Fireman's Hall

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Address: 149 N. Second, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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+1 215-923-1438
10:00 - 16:30
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:30
Fee: No

Stop by this small (and free!) museum on your walking tour of Philadelphia....

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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History of fire fighting.

If you like fire fighters, this is the place for you. This is a well put together 2 story exhibit within walking distance of other Old City attractions. It contains a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you like fire fighters, this is the place for you. This is a well put together 2 story exhibit within walking distance of other Old City attractions. It contains a combination of Philadelphia fire fighting history as well as fire fighting in general. There is a lot of fire fighting equipment to look at, including some really old "fire... More 

Thank jediknight101
Reading, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is the place for you if you love all things fireman. Great collection of historic early fireman's artifacts. It is not a large place but they do have quite of information packed in here.

Thank clmusser
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Fireman's Hall - sitting on the Second Street. Is the oldest firemen station in the city. It is maintained so well, that some of the celebrities could get jealous! Just a few steps to the left - towards the end of the block - and you can take your selfie with the replicas of Elvis Presley and Charlie Chaplin with... More 

Thank Alexander K
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Get out at 2nd street station subway and walk up 2nd street past the famous Elfreth alley and you will find it on the same side,(15 mins walk) from the subway. Entrance is at the side. It is free but they ask for a donation not directly there is a sign asking for a donation. It is on two floors... More 

Thank enjoy99
Eustis, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I thought this was a cool museum. They have dedications to the 9/11 firefighters, which we went to the Flight 93 Memorial after we left here, so it felt appropriate. They also have some cool old firefighting equipment and trucks. You can try on firefighting boots and jacket and it's geared towards families. It's a tour on your own facility.... More 

Thank valliam13
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you want to learn the history of firefighting in Philadelphia and America this is the place to come. A must see on any visit to Philadelphia. Great gift shop.

Thank James K
North Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I loved this museum. I didn't realise it was on two floors. I didn't realise there were so many exhibits. I thought it was just old fire engines and tenders! There was an interesting video about segregated fire stations. I loved the memorial for fire men and women who had lost their lives. There is no charge for the museum... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Happened across this museum while looking for something else so stopped here for a look-see, some lovely old fire trucks and other memorabilia, helpful and cheerful staff in attendance.

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

This firehouse is a bit out of the way, but it was an interesting 15 min visit. I particularly liked the memorabilia and the stained glass window. You can make a donation if you want.

Thank Robert L
Paramus, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

This is a free attraction but they do need donations. Entrance was down the side street not in the front of the building. lots of cool old equipment to see, upstairs the kids can make a pretend 911 call for practice and it has a touch screen quiz about emergency facts they also had turnout gear hanging up for the... More 

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