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Pennsylvania National Fire Museum

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Address: 1820 N 4th St, Harrisburg, PA 17102
Phone Number:
17172328915
Today
10:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Enter the 1899 Victorian Firehouse, Home of the Reily Hose Co. No. 10 and...

Enter the 1899 Victorian Firehouse, Home of the Reily Hose Co. No. 10 and experience the sights and sounds of Firefighting History. The Pennsylvania National Fire Museum features fire apparatus from Handtubs and Steam Pumpers, hand drawn to horse drawn, to motorized Engines and a 1935 MACK tillered Ladder Truck. An outstanding and varied collection of artifacts are on display

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very nice museum and staff and alot of interesting things from the past on several floors very clean and informative

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

very nice museum and staff and alot of interesting things from the past on several floors very clean and informative

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Thank Newton618
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Glad you had a great time Richard 1st VP More 

Downingtown
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent wonderful two hours there and was fantastic experience. Tour book suggested thirty minutes but no way unless you just ran through. Especially liked the fifteen minute talk upstairs about the evolution of fire reporting. Building was beautifully restored, easy to find and great free parking.

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Thank Gail Y
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Burt and Charlie loved to have you visit Richard 1st VP More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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228 reviews
173 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you enjoy visiting the typical fire museum, then you will be disappointed when you visit this place. If you want an exceptional fire museum, this is your kind of place. I was impressed when I entered the museum.

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Thank JohnBCowgill
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It’s been 20 years since we opened the doors as an all-volunteer museum. Burt and Charlie are ready to excite you on the first floor. Then you can pull a fire box on the second floor. Then see the old and great in Busky hall. Check out our web page PNFM.org. Thank you REL More 

Harrisburg
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47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

What a gem! I cannot believe I have lived in Hbg for almost 30 years and I never visited this museum before this weekend! The staff were informative and interesting. My daughter said, when you listen to someone who is so energetic about their topic, it makes is so much more interesting and that was definitely the case with this... More 

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Thank Denise V
Management response:

It’s been 20 years since we opened the doors as an all-volunteer museum. Burt and Charlie are ready to excite you on the first floor. Then you can pull a fire box on the second floor. Then see the old and great in Busky hall. Check out our web page PNFM.org. Thank you REL More 

Cold Spring, Minnesota
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41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

The fire museum is interesting for all ages. A dedicated group of volunteers has preserved and displayed artifacts from years of fire fighting. Besides the equipment, you can go upstairs to see where the firemen lived while on duty.

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Thank Caroleirene
Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

If you like history and museums, you could easily spend an hour or two here checking everything out! We've been here more than once now with our children and they really enjoy the well thought out/made displays! The horses are so realistic and any kid who loves fire trucks, will LOVE the fire truck part of the museum! Be sure... More 

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jer17842
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

What a cool little museum tucked in to midtown Harrisburg. The staff were super friendly and very knowledgeable. They explained the history of the building and exhibits. The place has some working pieces of equipment that kids (big and small) will love. It was a much better experience than I had expected.

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Thank jer17842
HALIFAX
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

As a member and one that is a fire buff, this is a great place to visit and see not only fire trucks, but also learn about the history of the fire service and equipment. The equipment on display gives you a look at how things have changed over the years.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

I had a great visit here with some 2nd graders I know! The guide was excellent. We learned so much about the fire company and city history. There was a very good scavenger hunt for children to really explore the displays. The room made available for us for our "picnic" lunch was quite suitable for children. Gift shop good for... More 

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Spent a wonderful afternoon with my wife and our grandson. Staff is wonderful and the displays are beautiful. Take the time to stop by you will not be disappointed.

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