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Address: 51 Bedford St, New Bedford, MA 02740-4815
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Wonderful for the young and young at heart!

I love this place. It is totally hands on and kids love it. My Dad was a fireman and this place brings back memories of a time when kids could run around a fire station and play... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2017
Susan H
Sandwich, Massachusetts
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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

I love this place. It is totally hands on and kids love it. My Dad was a fireman and this place brings back memories of a time when kids could run around a fire station and play on the equipment, slide down the fire pole and try on the helmets and boots. It is relaxed and unpretentious. If you have... More 

Thank Susan H
New Bedford, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

The detail of the exhibits are well planed. The hours of operation are limited always a good idea the check before as it is staffed by a volunteer. Children and adults will enjoy the history of this place.

Thank Sheila G
New Bedford, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 5 January 2015

if you like history and fire this is the place you want to go to. Call for times open because they change a lot.

1 Thank idahoe
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

Took our son and he was allowed all over the trucks, allowed to ring bells and crank the old sirens. Kids are free and adults are $3! It's run by a former New Bedford firefighter and his son and they are so informative about the history of the trucks, memorabilia, and even the building itself. A great way to spend... More 

4 Thank ConfuciousJ
Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 25 March 2013

Good time for kids, they have every firetruck ever used in New Bedford. Kids can dress up and slide down poles. If your kid loves fire fighter then this is a must do.

5 Thank MrsAndersen
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Reviewed 17 April 2012

A locally run museum by a retired fire fighter. Lots of great history to learn and lots of fun activities for kids. Everyone should experience this museum at least once.

5 Thank jstatik
Seekonk, MA
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

I was happy to find this. My kids loved it. For a small donation (I was embarrassed to pay such a small fee) .. you kids can walk through this old fire station and climb on the fire trucks ... pretend to drive them, ring the bell. There is a fire pole to slide down and fire hats and cloths... More 

6 Thank mersee

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