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Boston Fire Museum

344 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210-1204
+1 617-338-9700
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Nice small museum

If you like history you will enjoy this museum. Some of the old fire trucks they have goes back to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kuw79
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Buffalo, New York, United States
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The nicest museum on our US trip

Not the most famous, not the biggest but, by far, the nicest museum on our trip to New York and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
trungelux
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Luxembourg
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344 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210-1204
Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like history you will enjoy this museum. Some of the old fire trucks they have goes back to 1850s . Its small museum so 30-45 minuets is enough. Staff were very friendly.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the most famous, not the biggest but, by far, the nicest museum on our trip to New York and Boston. Refreshingly; none of the usual $ 30, or so, entrance fee but free and no hour long queues. The 2 real fire fighters present...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

A volountary Fire Muesum run by friends of Boston Fire Department. My husband a Dublin Fire Fighter was delighted to see all the old fire equipment and to swap stories with the veterans . They made us feel really welcome and a pleasure to spend...More

1  Thank most256
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Reviewed 1 July 2017

This is an interesting museum run by firefighters who were ever so eager to tell us the story on this firehouse. It was really interesting

1  Thank 4theloveofgourmetfood
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

A great piece of Boston Fire Fighting HIstory. Located in an old Fire House on the edge of South Boston. Lots of metered street parking. A block from the Children's Museum. See the progression of Fire fighting apparatus. See hand pulled water tanks from Paul...More

1  Thank maxrebos
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

After a visit to the Boston Tea Party and Museum (that absolutely worths), crossing the Congress Street bridge, just after 100 mt, we have casually bumped into this little jewel. Is a small museum hosted in a former Fire Department Quarter. Small but full of...More

1  Thank micius
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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Looks good but only open on a Saturday.Children really enjoyed it and definitely better than the children's museum down the road😊

5  Thank Charlotte W
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

The Boston Fire Museum is an old firehouse filled with old fire engines and firehouse artifacts. It was interesting to walk around and look at all of the items in the museum. There is a donation box near the entrance and you can also buy...More

2  Thank TahitiZ
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

My son is a London fire fighter so visited this museum to buy him a t shirt. Really pleased I went not just a t shirt but so much more. Fireman on duty were very helpful and funny. Had a look around at all the...More

1  Thank Frances N
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Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Why the bell? Why the engine number? Learn more about these fascinating facts and much more of fire fighting history here. For example, bells weren't just used to roust local volunteers. They alerted nearby towns to the potential downwind dangers of embers/ash in the air....More

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