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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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149 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2097
City Centre East
+1 215-923-1438
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All reviews stained glass elfreth's alley museum is free firefighting equipment fire truck t shirts donations appreciated old firehouse accept donations cool pictures fire house their lives a small gift shop great collection philly history old city nice museum
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

This is off the beaten path and the entrance is to the side and back of the building. They accept donations rather than entrance fee. There is personnel their to ask questions of but everything is described and marked well. The 911 Memorial on one...More

1  Thank L H
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

It’s a little off the beaten track especially in the heat. But do worth it especially as we had a fireman take us round while he waited for a tour that where running late He give us so much information on some of the exhibitions...More

1  Thank Westononthemove
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

My husband is a fire chief so we hit up all of the fire museums. This was a nice little place. We bought some t-shirts and they were very helpful in finding our next destination.

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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

This was a small but great exhibit. It is two floors and gives you the history behind how fire fighting started. There is tons of information to read. I learned a lot about the history of the fire fighting. There a few old time fire...More

Thank Sarina R
Reviewed 11 August 2018

My kids loved the area with the turnout gear. There is a emphasis on older engines and equipment and I love the stuff that's from the more modern area. This place is thorough and has loads of gear to look at. The displays about some...More

Thank Princerman
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Our 16 yo son aspires to be a fireman so he chose an activity for us while in Philly. The Museum is well spaced out with lots of wonderful artifacts and interactive displays! Super treat for free (which we couldnt take advantage of.) Worth every...More

Thank Becky S
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

We took our kids (7 and 4) here and we has a great time! They should add more to their gift shop collection. There are some cool prints in the museum part. People would buy those. Unfortunately the check out machine was broken so we...More

Thank MoniqueG1561
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Danny, a full time firefighter on duty at the museum today, was enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable about all the exhibits on display. He worked hard to ensure we had an enjoyable visit and it was a great little museum. They also have a good range...More

Thank doreenmurray999
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Pretty cool museum to visit. It used to be a fire station now its a museum. It's something fun to do in the city.

Thank SPWH2
Reviewed 26 February 2018

i somehow have missed this little treasure on my previous visits. located in a renovated fire house in old city, you can easily spend a leisurely hour exploring fire-fighting history, and it is very kid-friendly. there are models of old fire trucks, and several full-sized...More

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31 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.