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Harrisonburg Fire Department Museum

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Address: 101 N Main St Fl 3, Public Safety Building, Harrisonburg, VA 22802-3838
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+1 540-432-7701

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Excellent from a firefighter

This museum is just the the neatest thing I've seen. I admire a department who spent the time to put this together. I'm a firefighter, inspector, and investigator...imagine my... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Joann K
Williamsburg, Virginia
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum is just the the neatest thing I've seen. I admire a department who spent the time to put this together. I'm a firefighter, inspector, and investigator...imagine my excitement to have my son ask, why is this light bulb like this. Go see this museum, these guys are educating the public and welcoming them into their atmosphere. Enjoy the... More 

Thank Joann K
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The Harrisonburg Fire Department has gone to great lengths to provide the community with historical data and photos to show how the City and Fire Department have grown and changed. The museum also includes vintage equipment and current fire prevention training exhibits. Interesting information for adults and children!

Thank Jennifer W
Sayville, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had the pleasure of finding the Harrisonburg Fire Department Museum and it was great! Enter the Public Safety Building, check in at the window, and take the elevator up to the museum. Walk through it at your own pace. It's quiet, free, well organized (by Firefighter Larry Shifflett who did a fabulous job), and filled with equipment and photographs.... More 

Thank Cliff and Patri... M
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

This was a fun little museum. I think we would have appreciated it more as a local because they had a lot of neat artifacts and pictures from the fire stations in the area. It was free, unique, and the staff was very friendly.

Thank Erin R
Charlotte, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

We tried to fit in some things for the little ones. This was a great stop. The staff was so nice and went the extra mile giving our children goody bags to take home.

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

Wonderful especially for children. History of Harrisonburg Fire Department goes back many years. Recommend this museum.

Thank Wanda Q
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

The staff was friendly and the museum is on the same floor as the firefighter officials. We went specifically because my 5 yr old son is crazy about firefighting. He met a firefighter named Mike and got a special tour and he's still talking about him a week later. Fun for kids and adults, too.

Thank Ashley H
Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

This is a great little museum worth stopping by for a half hour or so. It would be good for small children and equipment buffs. They have early and more recent communications panels as well as a fire hose wagon that was probably pulled by a horse. There was a lot of old pictures as well.

Thank 50nightsayear
Maywood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2015 via mobile

We come to Harrisonburg several times a year and usually spend our days outdoors. But today it rained so this was not an option. We spent a couple of fascinating hours wandering through the displays housed on the third floor. A lot of time has been spent putting together a visual record of the history of this area's 4 fire... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2015 via mobile

I brought my four year old son one morning and we both really enjoyed it! There's a lot to see and read. I would of loved to see a little more for children but my son did like the hats and jackets to dress up in!

Thank Amber R

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