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“Very interesting museum”

New Bern Fireman's Museum
Ranked #2 of 44 things to do in New Bern
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Attraction featuring antique fire engines used in the 1922 fire that destroyed one-third of the city.
Reviewed 25 November 2013

One of the first fire companies in NC. The history of the great fire of 1922 is very interesting. Be sure to see the preserved famous horse! Open limited hours.

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Reviewed 28 August 2013

We visited the Fireman's Museum on a recent visit to New Bern. Andy was our guide and he did a wonderful job of explaining the history of firefighting equipment and how it pertained to New Bern. We got to see the old steamer fire engines, some dating back to the Model-T days.

I would recommend this as a place to visit while in New Bern. It is very educational. One of the most interesting things was learning about the Great Fire of New Bern in 1922. Even though I am a resident of North Carolina, I had no knowledge of this tragic fire. Now that I have visited the Fireman's Museum, I know all about. A must stop when in New Bern.

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Reviewed 28 July 2013

Viewing water buckets, and old steam and horse drawn engines was impressive. I was impressed by the story of Fred the horse that he knew what kind of fire they were headed to just by the way they were alerted.

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Reviewed 22 July 2013

Visited here our first day in New Bern, since it was raining off and on that day. It was a little confusing finding the museum at first, it appears that they are preparing to move the museum to the old New Bern Fire Station, and the sign for the museum is right in front of the old Fire Station, but the building is currently empty. It's a small museum, with several old pieces of fire apparatus, some horse drawn and an old crank start ladder truck and an old engine, along with pictures and stories from New Bern firefighting history. They also have a small store inside where they sell some books, postcards, T-shirts and such. There is a small admission fee. Only downside is that it seems a little crowded with all the equipment, and the before noted confusion with the location. Once they complete the move to the old fire station, those problems should be resolved.

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Reviewed 8 July 2013

Our seven and eight year old grandsons loved all the equipment! The host did a great job explaining about all of the old equipment from alarms to steam engines and especially telling about the first two fire companies. It is well worth the visit!

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