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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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My real hero's are firemen so I really appreciated the time spent here observing the artifacts and exhibits. The beauiful building caught my eye and I went inside. Although small I was quite educated by what was on display at Fireman's Hall. Everyday somewhere in...More
This is a small museum dedicated to firemen and manned by firemen. It was very interesting. They have artifacts and exhibits of buckets, leather boots and the like. Make sure you look at the windows. If you’re going to Elfreth’s Alley it’s right in your...More
We tried to visit here several times and could not get in. First time we missed the open times, then we were there when they should have been open and were not open. We peeped through the window. So, call to verify before you go
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
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
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
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
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