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Fireman's Hall
147 North 2nd Street
Old City
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Cross Street: Quarry Street
Hours Of Operation

Tuesday thru Saturday 10am-4:30pm
First Friday of Every Month 10am-9pm
Closed Sundays, Mondays and Holidays

Fireman's Hall Museum, located in a restored firehouse in the heart of Philadelphias historic Old City district, is one of the nation's premier fire museums. Here, the history and heroic moments of Philadelphia firefighting, both past and present, are celebrated through the museum's exhibits, public programs and award ceremonies. Owned by the City of Philadelphia, the museum is operated by the Philadelphia Fire Department and supported by the Philadelphia Fire Department Historical Corporation.

The mission of Fireman's Hall Museum is to preserve the ongoing history of Philadelphia firefighting through the collection, preservation and presentation of related artifacts for the education of the public and to encourage sound fire prevention practices.

The collection at Fireman's Hall of fire fighting tools, apparatus, uniforms, photographs, prints and fire marks are displayed in exhibits throughout the restored 1902 firehouse to which a new wing was added in 1977.

  • Admission: Free , donations are accepted
  • Safty Tips: In the spring, be sure to check and replace your furnace filter, as it may be dirty from long use during the winter months.  A dirty filter can decrease your heater or cooling unit's efficiency and can cause fires. Also be sure to clean any dust from the covers of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in your home or office. In the summer one of the greatest pleasures of summer is eating and cooking outdoors with family and friends. The PFD urges all persons utilizing outdoor cooking equipment to follow some simple rules. When the autum arrives using an electric heater, make sure it is (UL) listed. Never us an extension cord because it might overheat and cause a fire And never, ever cover the cord with a throw rug or anything else since this will also lead to overheating Don't forget in the winter Use only approved K-1 kerosene, NEVER GASOLINE! Never fill or refill kerosene heaters indoors or while hot. Avoid overfilling heater. Never store kerosene or other ignitable liquids indoors. Clean and/or replace old wicks once a year.
  • National Fire Prevention Association, - Information about fire and other hazards, as well as fire related codes and standards, research training and education.
  • FireSafety - Information resource on residential fire safety and prevention provided by the US Federal Government
  • US Fire Administration, - Information on how to reduce loss of life and economic losses due to fire and other related emergencies, provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • US Department of Homeland Security, - Information about how the US Government protects its citizens against any attacks
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency, - Information about emergency preparedness and the federal government’s response and recovery efforts following any national incident (as per the US Department of Homeland Security)
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