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Fireman's Hall

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Address: 149 N. Second, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2097
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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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Nice displays

This is a sight worth stopping at if you like historical fire apparatus. In the first firehouse, lots of old type fire trucks, equipment. Little children LOVED it. Clean... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
upstate ny
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upstate ny
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a sight worth stopping at if you like historical fire apparatus. In the first firehouse, lots of old type fire trucks, equipment. Little children LOVED it. Clean bathrooms, small gift shop, Free plus donation.

Thank jewel888
Suffern, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We've been to quite a few fire museums and this was one of the best! It gives a great history of fire prevention and fire brigades, especially since this is where it all started! In this respect, this IS the best fire museum! The museum houses a nice collection of historic fire engines, and I found the 911 exhibit touching.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This is a great museum...not huge, but very well presented. Anyone who is at all interested in the history or the people of firefighting will find this a wonderful spot. And, if you have not connected to this work, then this museum will do it. Great exhibits and lots that will interest children. If you are going to Elfreth's Alley... More 

Thank OnOurWay038
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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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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10 reviews
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
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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