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New York City Fire Museum

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Address: 278 Spring St, New York City, NY 10013-1405
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+1 212-691-1303
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

The New York City Fire Museum is the official museum of the FDNY.Occupying...

The New York City Fire Museum is the official museum of the FDNY.Occupying a renovated 1904 Beaux‐Arts firehouse at 278 Spring Street in Hudson Square, west of SoHo, the museum is home to a renowned collection of fire‐related art and artifacts from the 18th century to the present; including hand‐pumped fire engines, horse‐drawn vehicles, early motorized apparatus and firefighting tools and equipment.

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Fire Dept Memorial to the brave men & women

Impressive artifacts, movies & displays of days gone by with personal items donated by families of firefighters, set in an old fire station that has been restored. An amazing... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Impressive artifacts, movies & displays of days gone by with personal items donated by families of firefighters, set in an old fire station that has been restored. An amazing time, allow 2 hours as there is 2 floors & lots of kid friendly displays

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great museum with very knowledgeable staff. Drop in and give your support. A lot of effort has gone in to this and loads of interesting memorabilia to spend time on.

Thank Frizz6533
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth while visit for anyone interested in the history of the fdny. Cheap admission and anything bought goes towards the museum. They have retired fire fighters on site who are happy to chat to you

Thank Ciarán M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very interesting museum. I visited partly to understand why Americans salute the firefighters and learn more about the history. And that part succeeded since it of course describes 9/11, but also names many historic events. If you are into medals and older truck, you will love this place To me they had a bit too much stuff,... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were in the neighborhood with my 18 year old niece and 6 year old daughter. This museum is small - there are three rooms downstairs and one upstairs. They have a 9/11 section and lots of old fire fighting vehicles and memorabilia. We were there when a school trip was visiting and they let my daughter... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

My husband is a fireman and this was a must. It was a small place but had several historical items. The most attractive for me was the 911 tribute. It stirred emotions and reminded me I do not take enough time to appreciate those on the front lines.

Thank Honey0310
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

A small museum but packed with information on FDNY. Staffed by friendly people. The museum showcases the old firefighting system and has a memorial on 911 (very touching).

Thank streifen
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We had a great time looking through the history of fire fighting at the museum. Staff were friendly and helpful. It was nice that it wasn't as busy as most new York attractions.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

An old style NYC fire station with several interesting items. There are three other fireman related locations I love in New York City: -- Kneeling Fireman at East 43rd Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues. -- The Fireman's Memorial in Riverside Park facing the Hudson River at 100th Street. -- The Harlem Fire Watchtower in Marcus Garvey Park at 122nd... More 

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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful hidden gem of NYC. Old Ladder 30th's building houses a fascinating collection of artifacts and fire suppression apparatus. It is a wonderful museum for children and teenagers alike. I would highly recommend it. A word of caution; as of December 10, 2016; the best part of the collection is closed due to renovations. Make sure the... More 

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