New York City Fire Museum

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New York City Fire Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • Bridges • Children's Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Hudson Square
How to get there
  • Spring St • 4 min walk
  • Houston St • 4 min walk
Popular mentions

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Yeti1988
Denver, CO70 contributions
Worth the trip
Oct 2021 • Solo
Everyone knows that the NYFD has a rich and proud history. This museum showcases that. The number of artifacts is staggering. The top floor is dedicated to the formation of the FDNY at the beginning of the Civil war. There are old fire trumpets, helmets and buckets. The ground floor continues this journey to modern day and even include a memorial room for the firefighters lost in 9/11. If you're a history or firefighter buff, this is the place for you.
Written 13 October 2021
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Danny
Atlanta, GA13 contributions
Such a terrific collection as well heart breaking stories
Jun 2021 • Family
Such amazing artifacts and history.
The 9/11 room where there is honor for the 343… well done and still is unimaginable.
A must along with 9/11 museums
These two organizations should be one…
You can’t define either place without the attack on those 343
Written 23 June 2021
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vonne03
Pittsburgh, PA15 contributions
Don’t t miss it!
Jun 2021 • Family
This is a MUST SEE! Small, but packed with amazing sights. MDon’t leave without a FDNY shirt❤️y 15 year old grandson is a firefighter in Pittsburgh, he could have spent ALL day in here.
Written 14 June 2021
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Diane D
Naples, FL156 contributions
Small, Very Informative
Jun 2021 • Couples
A small, very interesting museum. Two floors with an elevator, really cool antique fire equipment, informative displays about the evolution of NY firefighting, and a moving tribute to the brave 9/11 firefighters and first responders.
Written 11 June 2021
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Florence J
New York City, NY1 contribution
Recommended
Jan 2021
It has very friendly staff. Also, it has unique collections which inform us of NYC's firefighting equipment and culture. I also like the memorial for the 911 firefighters. The entrance ticket is six dollars for children and ten (or eight) dollars for adults, which is budget-friendly.
A good place to visit if you want to know more about NYC and firefighting from a different perspective.
The only problem I have is with the photo collection, which shows one photographer's work. The artist seems to highlight certain parts of the photographs (e.g. an American flag) for artistic effects, but this makes the photographs themselves more subjective (seeing firefighting from the artist's eyes) than journalistic (seeing firefighting as it is).
Anyways these are my small thoughts.
Written 25 January 2021
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christopherbO9687MP
Acton, MA366 contributions
Excellent overview of both the NYC Fire Department and its history within the city
Nov 2020
This museum provides an excellent overview of both the NYC Fire Department and its history within the city. There are lots of meticulously restored historic fire engines dating back to the 19th century, and a collection of artifacts related to the various volunteer and eventually professional firefighting organizations that have existed in the city (even before the merger with Brooklyn and other boroughs).

There are also specialized displays related to the horses and even the mascot dogs that have populated the fire stations at various times. The 9/11 memorial is poignant, as other the summaries of other major fires that led to losses of life.

The museums also coves the social aspects of firefighting organizations; such as how they also served as social clubs and some of the rivalries between them. Also covered is how the desire for better firefighting equipment and even city water pressure led to major civic improvements. A must for anyone interested in NYC's history, as well as firefighting fans.
Written 25 November 2020
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Ann B
3 contributions
Amazing
Oct 2020 • Couples
Great experience, I recommend this place to anyone who is a firefighter or anyone that knows a Firefighter
Written 11 October 2020
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Katy R
Bradford, UK54 contributions
Off the tourist track
Feb 2020
Stayed in a hotel round the corner so the museum was perfect for a morning filler before setting off for the airport. Some interesting exhibits, vintage fire engines, uniforms, photos and paintings. The 9/11 memorial room is very poignant. Main reason we came was the shop, as my husband wanted an 'authentic' FDNY T shirt bringing back. Shop had some great stuff. Maybe expected it to be bigger, but its a nice museum and something a bit different.
Written 27 February 2020
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Noah P
N Y29 contributions
Out of way Not out of mind.
Nov 2019 • Solo
Make a point to see the history drama and sadness of brave first responders who sacrificed for all of us.
Written 13 February 2020
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AnnalunaNYC
New York City, NY890 contributions
Absolutely amazing
Feb 2020
We're there this past Monday the 10th Feb 2019.
They have incredible stuff from 1800 .. The fire trucks.. memorable history.. Imagine this without wheels but horse.. and hose carried by human.. and there always beloved dog who worked so hard to find people under the debris.
It's fascinating to learn things in the past and how we become along with new technologies. There was 9-11 site .. I was touched when I saw a box of tissues ..
You will be at least need an hour and half -2 hours.. an amazing museum ..
Written 12 February 2020
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New York City Fire Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00


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