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Fireman's Hall

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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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Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

It’s a nice little museum. A collection of timeless fire trucks. 2 floors. Interactive area for children.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank christinal528
Reviewed 20 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank adrianna24sings
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 166darleneh
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank IndySig
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank julia_fisher
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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.