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New Bern Fireman's Museum

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Address: 408 Hancock St., New Bern, NC
Phone Number: +1 252-636-4087
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Attraction featuring antique fire engines used in the 1922 fire that...

Attraction featuring antique fire engines used in the 1922 fire that destroyed one-third of the city.

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Full Of History

If you ever visit the city of New Bern, then you need to checkout this museum. Its full of history of the original fire department. The museum has excellent displays of old... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a nice stop. I would say worth the entrance fee. Five pieces of New Bern firefighting equipment from the 1890s to the 1920s. Great story about how the two fire companies of New Bern shared the same building and competed against each other. Not a "must see" but if you have time worth a stop.

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Thank Mon-ValleyGuy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you ever visit the city of New Bern, then you need to checkout this museum. Its full of history of the original fire department. The museum has excellent displays of old firetrucks and plenty of history. The museum is great for the whole family. Definitely checkout if you are in New Bern.

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Thank Tarheelsfan3
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting my parents in Newbern we all visited this museum. It is a good little museum with the history of the Newbern fire department it has several nice examples of fire trucks and equipment. They are working to expand the museum and add more children's stuff, my 4 year old enjoyed it.

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Thank Sean M
Dew, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent displays, all to old fire wagons, fire trucks and pictures, great for the whole family, handy capped, old and young alike

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Thank Gary T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are numerous pieces of very old pieces of fire fighting equipment. They have been well preserved. Worth seeing.

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Thank Donald B
Salisbury, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This museum recently moved to its new location in the historic downtown fire station. The docent gave us an excellent tour of the many pieces of fire equipment, some from the 1800's. Worth visiting even if you had been to the old location.

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Thank Gene K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We probably would have enjoyed the museum more without the guided tour although we would have missed the story about the station being shared by two different companies during Civil War times--one local, one Union. It is small, but it is a new museum and still expanding. For now, expect to spend an hour or less in the museum.

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Thank Sondra H
Clemmons, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Very interesting. Amazing to see the old fire trucks and the first ladder truck. We heard that they are getting ready to add a children's hands on section.

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Thank talk2jo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

When I first walked in, I was expecting a little bit more than what I saw but it turned out to be a great little trip. It was great to see all of the different types of fire engines that were used of the years. Great place to visit with kids really interested in fire trucks and firemen.

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Franklin, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

This is a must visit museum for anyone interested in antique fire equipment. The steam pumpers and antique ladder truck were quite interesting. Lots of information about the history of the New Bern fire Department

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