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Pennsylvania National Fire Museum

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Address: 1820 N 4th St, Harrisburg, PA 17102
Phone Number:
17172328915
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Enter the 1899 Victorian Firehouse, Home of the Reily Hose Co. No. 10 and...

Enter the 1899 Victorian Firehouse, Home of the Reily Hose Co. No. 10 and experience the sights and sounds of Firefighting History. The Pennsylvania National Fire Museum features fire apparatus from Handtubs and Steam Pumpers, hand drawn to horse drawn, to motorized Engines and a 1935 MACK tillered Ladder Truck. An outstanding and varied collection of artifacts are on display

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From the beginning of fire fighting. This educational station is interesting and unique. The old style fire suits up from the olden days. It's heritage and skills of teaching... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 March 2016
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

From the beginning of fire fighting. This educational station is interesting and unique. The old style fire suits up from the olden days. It's heritage and skills of teaching children what to do in case of a fire.

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1 Thank Paula H
Tionesta, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

Items from hand pumpers to new style trucks and some of the old firefighting equipment. Staff very informative and answered all questions. very nice building.

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Springfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

This place is a labor of love. Run by volunteers who are retired firefighters, it is housed in a beautifully restored Victorian era firehouse and gives a good history of fire fighting in Pennsylvania.

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2 Thank Susan B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

1st class building and great exhibits. Several gorgeous old pieces of fire fighting equipment on display including an old trucks, horse drawn pumpers, and a hand drawn hose reel. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Not a Smithsonian so don't drive cross country to get there but if you are within a few hours drive, you should definitely make the... More 

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Weaverville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

I was totally amazed by all of the history of the Pennsylvania fire service found in this one small building. These volunteers have done an amazing job of putting the pieces together of fire service dating back hundreds of years. My wife and I had gotten totally soaked, having gotten caught in a sudden downpour, prior to walking in to... More 

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Harrisburg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

interesting small museum with a number of very nice pieces. Very cool looking building in an unexpected locale. Nice folks.

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Vernon, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

A little off the beaten path, but a nice museum to visit if you are interested in Firefighting and it's history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

What a great museum! Loved all this history inside the building! It's a definite must see if you are in the Harrisburg area.

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Bangor, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015

it has 3 levels , very beautiful , Nice tribute to 9-11 . Staff was friendly , helpful & knowledgeable , looking forward to going back . The kids loved it .

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Poinciana, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

This is a great exhibit in an old firehouse. Lots of antique fire items and apparatus. Great exhibit to visit if you have time to stop by. Well worth the donation.

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