Philadelphia Sights

Fireman's Hall Museum

  • 147 N. 2nd St. Map It
  • Old City

Published 02/01/2016

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Housed in an authentic 1876 firehouse, this museum traces the history of firefighting, from the volunteer company founded in Philadelphia by Benjamin Franklin in 1736 to the professional departments of the 20th century. The collection includes early hand- and horse-drawn fire engines, such as an 1796 hand pumper, an 1857 steamer, and a 1907 three-horse Metropolitan steamer; fire marks (18th-century building signs marking them as insured for fire); uniforms; other memorabilia; and a 9/11 memorial. There is also a gift shop on-site and online.

Sight Information


147 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106, USA

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Sight Details:

  • Free; donations requested
  • Tues.–Sat. 10–4:30, 1st Fri. of each month 10–9

Published 02/01/2016


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