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New York City Fire Museum

278 Spring St, New York City, NY 10013-1405
+1 212-691-1303
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Fab little museum

This is a great place. It has a really interesting display on the history of the New York fire... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2018
Katie S
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Thank You for a wonderful experience!

Our group arrived with 100 people and were immediately welcomed in by a very attentive staff... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Kenneth l
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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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278 Spring St, New York City, NY 10013-1405
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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

This is a great place. It has a really interesting display on the history of the New York fire department and cool old fire trucks. It also has a very moving memorial to the fire fighters who lost their lives on 911. We went straight...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Our group arrived with 100 people and were immediately welcomed in by a very attentive staff. Wonderful experience for everyone

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Located in a former firehouse. Exhibits include fire equipment from as far back as the 18th century as well as badges, officers' bugles, photographs and paintings, firemen's dress regalia, and a memorial to 9/11.

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

The NYC Fire museum, located on the westernmost boundary of SoHo, offers an in-depth glance into the history and the present of NYC Fire department, throughout several centuries. One doesn't have to be a great scholar of firefighting to enjoy the museum, for it is...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

A teacher's favorite for all students. Unbeatable prices, accessible to all, friendly environment, hands-on learning, amazing discoveries, and the finest retired firefighters touring our students! Meet Firefighter Harriet! Learn about the history of firefighting, since the 1800's, about the finest who died in the 911...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Make sure to visit while in New York. We enjoyed the history of firefighting in New York as well as the old firetrucks and equipment that was used during the early 1900's. A special memorial room for the firefighters from 9/11.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Possibly not on many peoples' ToDo list for NY this is a hidden gem. Many exhibits date back to the early days of firefighting and the volunteers who staff the museum are more than happy to chat and provide additional information. There is a small...More

1  Thank ErnestoGravelPond
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

The museum is small but well done. It’s two floor and has an elevator. There are quite a few early fire wagons (trucks). The gentleman working the day I visited was very nice.

1  Thank kmmate
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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Great little museum. It's probably the best opportunity to pick some authentic FDNY gear as well. I believe some of that money goes to the 9/11 fund.

1  Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

This museum is very close to Greenwich village so if you visit the"friend's" apartment pop in here too. You can try out the actual fire men' s outfit, see a bit of 9/11 original restored relics. And also you can visit some old fire engines...More

1  Thank Ann J
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