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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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149 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2097
City Centre East
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"stained glass"
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"elfreth's alley"
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"museum is free"
in 6 reviews
"firefighting equipment"
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"old firehouse"
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"cool pictures"
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"fire house"
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"their lives"
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"a small gift shop"
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"nice collection"
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"great museum"
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"old city"
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"betsy ross house"
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"second floor"
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"firefighters"
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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
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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
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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.

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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
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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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Reviewed 3 December 2015 via mobile

Tucked away from the busy area this is a great way to learn about the fire station and get to meet some friendly locals. Kids & Big kids can try on some of the firemans uniform for some cool pictures.

Thank MavesWife
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Reviewed 1 November 2015

Tucked away on a street not too far form the main hustle of the touristy things, this museum is accessed via a side door down an alley. The free (donations recommended) museum is fabulous. It talks about the history of firefighting and shows much of...More

Thank Mfclingan
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Reviewed 11 October 2015

I only discovered this museum by chance when someone mentioned this was nearby Elfreth's Alley which I was planning to visit. This small fire fighters museum is housed in a disused fire station which is delightful with its fire fighters themed stained glass windows. There...More

Thank lovetotravel1704
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Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

A quick stroll thru and you will view old trucks, old uniforms and a small but nice tribute to the fire fighters of 9-11. It is free but donations are requested.

Thank Alisa D
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Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

We took our four year old son here today and I was really impressive by the array of historic equipment and gear. The old fire trucks, once pulled by horses, were fascinating. We saw old fire extinguishers that couldn't possibly have helped much to fight...More

Thank heathtreat
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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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