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Fireman's Hall

149 N. Second, 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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  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“fire trucks” (16 reviews)
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149 N. Second, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2097
City Center East
+1 215-923-1438
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I thought this was a cool museum. They have dedications to the 9/11 firefighters, which we went to the Flight 93 Memorial after we left here, so it felt appropriate. They also have some cool old firefighting equipment and trucks. You can try on firefighting...More

Thank valliam13
Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you want to learn the history of firefighting in Philadelphia and America this is the place to come. A must see on any visit to Philadelphia. Great gift shop.

Thank James K
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I loved this museum. I didn't realise it was on two floors. I didn't realise there were so many exhibits. I thought it was just old fire engines and tenders! There was an interesting video about segregated fire stations. I loved the memorial for fire...More

Thank VanessaRoad
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Happened across this museum while looking for something else so stopped here for a look-see, some lovely old fire trucks and other memorabilia, helpful and cheerful staff in attendance.

Thank Dumpers
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

This firehouse is a bit out of the way, but it was an interesting 15 min visit. I particularly liked the memorabilia and the stained glass window. You can make a donation if you want.

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 26 April 2016

This is a free attraction but they do need donations. Entrance was down the side street not in the front of the building. lots of cool old equipment to see, upstairs the kids can make a pretend 911 call for practice and it has a...More

Thank sarauk76
Reviewed 18 April 2016

This is a free Museum that runs on donations and is very well stocked with old fire engines and other fire fighting nostalgia. Great for kids and retired or active fire fighters

Thank Petergun1962
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

Are you insured? One of many cool facts, seen here and around town are the "insurance" placards displayed on the homes that were covered. This two story museum is a goldmine of firefighting history.

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Fireman's Hall seems to be off the beaten path, located only one block south of the Ben Franklin Bridge. The highlights are the vintage fire engines, the 9/11 exhibit and memorial, and the stained glass, surprisingly. It's free, but they want a donation. Also, very...More

Thank MrSaturn64
Reviewed 23 December 2015

So...I am engaged to a fireman; it was a no brainer for us to stop in here and check this place out. I must say that it was well done and family friendly place to go. They have activities for the kids on both levels...More

Thank Amanda B
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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.