Fodor's Expert Review Fireman's Hall Museum

Old City Museum/Gallery

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.

Museum/Gallery Family

Quick Facts

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

215-923–1438

www.firemanshall.org

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Free; donations requested

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