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Fireman's Hall

149 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2097
+1 215-923-1438
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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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  • Average6%
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149 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2097
City Centre East
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+1 215-923-1438
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"stained glass"
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"elfreth's alley"
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"museum is free"
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"firefighting equipment"
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"fire truck"
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"old firehouse"
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"cool pictures"
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"fire house"
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"t shirts"
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"nice collection"
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"their lives"
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"great museum"
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"a small gift shop"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 Monique G
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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

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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.

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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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Reviewed 17 February 2018

An unusual museum housed in a renovated firehouse just a few steps from Elfreth's Alley and free! This site is dedicated to the city's history through the lens of firefighting. The entrance is on a small side street (Quarry) and there is no admission fee....More

1  Thank pookala
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Reviewed 17 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.

1  Thank 50StatesOrDieTrying
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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.

1  Thank Honestyrule1
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Hayley1607
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.
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