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New Bern Fireman's Museum

408 Hancock St, New Bern, NC 28560-4923
+1 252-636-4087
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Two fire Teams in a town the size of New Bern?

There sure were. The story is so interesting, the fire engines in pristine condition, and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Downey, California
Such a great time to explore the old equipment and the history of fire fighting

We spent about an hour and 1/2 in the museum. It was very interesting. The guided tour was full... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Attraction featuring antique fire engines used in the 1922 fire that destroyed one-third of the city.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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408 Hancock St, New Bern, NC 28560-4923
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There sure were. The story is so interesting, the fire engines in pristine condition, and the docents a wealth of information. We loved the pink and blue color scheme.

Thank omagin
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We spent about an hour and 1/2 in the museum. It was very interesting. The guided tour was full of facts and info about fire fighting.

Thank ibeasavage
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We visited New Bern on a bright sunny day and walked the town. The museum is very interesting and the equipment on display fascinating. Guided tour available.

Thank Roxie411
Reviewed 23 October 2017

A definite stop when visiting New Bern. It was not crowded when we were there and had a wonderful guided tour of the firehouse.

Thank lindan29
Reviewed 13 September 2017

If you are interested in the progression of Fire trucks from the civil war era through the early 1940's this museum has a collection that is authentic and interesting. I would imagine young boys would be fascinated and the docent is knowledgeable and entertaining. Tour...More

1  Thank Judy0827
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We visited one sweltering hot afternoon to get into the air conditioning! What a treat. The docents are very knowledgeable and can give you lots of background information to share.

Thank Clare P
Reviewed 31 July 2017

This a an awesome fireman's museum that people of all ages will enjoy. Lots of older equipment and history.

Thank randsk2016
Reviewed 18 July 2017

This is a small museum, but they are working on expanding. Its very inexpensive to go to and the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. The museum is located near other cute attractions as well.

Thank Angela G
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Our boys love firetrucks and fire stations. Thought this would be fun for them. It's currently a small one floor museum with 2 historic wagons and 2 historic trucks. Since it's so small, after paying the admission fee the staff/volunteer leads you on a private/personal...More

Thank rcdude07
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

This is a cute little place to tour when in New Bern. My husband was a volunteer firefighter for 4 years, so he was especially interested in the history of the New Bern fire department. Did you know there was a Yankee and Southern side?...More

Thank Stevielyn85
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4 November 2017|
Response from Judy0827 | Reviewed this property |
Normally the museum is open Mon thru Sat 10 am to 4 pm. Adult admission is $ 7, students are $4 and under 6 years is free. I do not know if they are open Thanksgiving Day, but I would think they would not be open.