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Fireman's Hall, Philadelphia

#13 of 65 in Historic Sites in Philadelphia
Religious Site · History Museum
Fireman's Hall Museum, located in a restored firehouse in the heart of Philadelphias historic Old City district, is one of the nation's premier fire museums. Here, the history and heroic moments of Philadelphia firefighting, both past and present, are celebrated through the museum's exhibits, public programs and award ceremonies. Owned by the City of Philadelphia, the museum is operated by the Philadelphia Fire Department and supported by the Philadelphia Fire Department Historical Corporation.

The mission of Fireman's Hall Museum is to preserve the ongoing history of Philadelphia firefighting through the collection, preservation and presentation of related artifacts for the education of the public and to encourage sound fire prevention practices.

The collection at Fireman's Hall of fire fighting tools, apparatus, uniforms, photographs, prints and fire marks are displayed in exhibits throughout the restored 1902 firehouse to which a new wing was added in 1977.
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  • What an interesting museum and I am not just saying this because I am a fire fighter! It really tells an in depth account of the history of the Philadelphia Fire Department and its formation. There.....  more »
  • Wanted to stop by since a good friend is a firefighter/paramedic and my husband dispatches for our county's emergency ops center. Staffed by firefighters, it was very interesting with apparatus going....  more »
  • I visited last October and was floored by how amazing and accommodating the staff are! Dan was willing to answer questions and share his knowledge of the fire service which made the experience so much more interesting. Thank you for providing such a cool experience for all of us who are fire enthusiasts. You can take your time walking through the exhibits, or ask the staff to provide a more structured tour. The memorial to the fallen firefighters was absolutely beautiful. Although it may be small, this was one of the best things I saw in Philly. I truly appreciate that this museum exists and I will be encouraging everyone I know to visit when they are in the Philly area. Thank you all for all you do to keep this museum running. They run solely on donations, so please go support our past, present, and future firefighters!
  • Great place for the history of the fire fighters of Philadelphia. Doesn’t take long to explore and it is not so far out of the way. You can easily fit this self guided visit in when visiting the oldest street in town or the Betsy Ross house.
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