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.
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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
If you are in Olde City Philadelphia, this is a museum you have to go to. In an old Firehall, this museum offers so many interesting facts about the history of fire fighting as well as displaying a good amount of apparatus. This kids will...More
Great place filled with history and artifacts from when it was a functioning firehouse. Everything from a brass pole, to a horse drawn hose carrier and a 1920's fire engine.
Stumbled across this place whilst walking about the Old City area. Small little gem with nice and interesting exhibits, with one of course for 911. Friendly staff on arrival and then chatting away at the end was a pleasure. No fee although a donation is...More
Do not take Firefighters/paramedics for granted. They work hard, saves lives and are on call 24/7. I have great admiration for the men and women who risk their lives to save ours and this museum says it all. From the old type fire apparatus to...More
While we visited Philadelphia last October, we stopped by this treasure. We have family members who are firefighters/paramedics so we always try to visit fire departments/museums when we travel. So, we were extremely happy to find this little jewel after walking to Elfreths Alley. The...More
This small museum is one of the best in Philly and shows some of the firefighting equipment used in centuries past. I think its astonishing that they were able to put out major fires with the primitive equipment they had. They have made a commitment...More
This museum was designed for the Bicentennial to showcase Philadelphia’s rich firefighting history, the first organized volunteer fire company in Colonial America, established by Benjamin Franklin in 1736 (Union Fire Company). It is housed in a restored 1902 authentic fire house, to which a wing...More