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Fireman's Hall

149 N. Second, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2097
+1 215-923-1438
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Must see if you’re into fire memorabilia

Wow, what a neat place! Lots of great pieces to see. The firemen that man the museum are friendly... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2017
via mobile
Informative and Interesting

Took my best friend a retired firefighter / paramedic. We had a great afternoon. He went down... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“stained glass” (14 reviews)
“fire trucks” (16 reviews)
“elfreth's alley” (12 reviews)
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149 N. Second, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2097
City Center East
149 N. Second, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2097
+1 215-923-1438
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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Wow, what a neat place! Lots of great pieces to see. The firemen that man the museum are friendly and informative. Ask them to demonstrate how the old pull boxes worked. Amazing stuff.

Thank 50StatesOrDieTrying
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Took my best friend a retired firefighter / paramedic. We had a great afternoon. He went down memory lane looking at the history. Well worth doing. The stained glass upstairs is amazing.

Thank Honestyrule1
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This museum is a little out of the way from the usual historical buildings in town but well worth the time to see it. You can take in the Betsy Ross House and Elfreth's Alley on the way there. The museum is free but accepts...More

Thank anner0ck
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

I really stumbled upon this place when having a day off of work and being in the area. I am so happy that I found my way here so that I could see a truly hidden gem. There is no admission price, but they have...More

Thank moravian99
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Interesting place to visit, if you're into that stuff. Husband is a Fire Lt, so it was on our must do list. Love that they included some 9/11 artifacts.

1  Thank Kglea2014
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Nice museum with a good collection of historical firefighting equipment. The old concept of fire "insurance" is really interesting. There is no charge for admission, only a donation. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.

Thank Chevy1806
Reviewed 23 April 2017 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
Reviewed 6 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...More

1  Thank MEEEK
Reviewed 21 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....More

Thank OnOurWay038
Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank jediknight101
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30 July 2017|
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Response from moravian99 | Reviewed this property |
I would say an hour is a good amount of time to spend. You could go through it quicker, but might miss some of the details in the display cases.