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New York City Fire Museum Information

New York City Fire Museum Info

Ticket Info:
Suggested Donation: Adults - $5; Children - $2.50

Hours:
Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 10am-4pm

When to Go:
Weekdays

Age Restriction:
All ages are welcome.

Nearest Transit:
Spring St-6th Ave (C, E); Houston St (1); Canal-Church Sts (A, C, E)

Important Information

  • The NY Fire Museum is closed on Mondays and on all major holidays (New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, July 4th, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day).
  • Group tours are for parties of 20 or more and must be reserved in advance.

New York City Fire Museum Quick Facts

  • The NYC Fire Museum is located in Manhattan's SoHo district, between Varick and Hudson Streets.
  • Group tours and birthday parties may be arranged at the NYC Fire Museum.
  • The suggested donation to the New York City Fire Museum is $5.

Address:
278 Spring Street
New York, US

Website: http://www.nycfiremuseum.org/

Phone Number: 212.691.1303




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3.85
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3.5
Fun Factor:
5

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Mackenzie Webber

Joined: March 2011

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Overall:
3.65
Location:
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3
Fun Factor:
5

Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 04/10

See How Fire Fighters Work at the NYC Fire Museum

Enjoy a couple of hours walking around the NYC Fire Museum.  This fun and memorable museum is definitely worth a trip to Manhattan's South Village.  From trying on the Fire Fighter's garb and seeing how these men live while on duty to viewing the 9/11 photos, news articles, and artifacts, you'll have so much enjoyment packed into one small museum.  Bring your kids or come by yourself; either way, this museum is a great way to spend an afternoon.

 

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Robert Harrison

Joined: March 2011

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Overall:
4
Location:
3
Information:
4
Fun Factor:
5

Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 10/10

Fun Museum for People of All Ages - NYC Fire Museum

Whether you're a young kid or just a kid at heart, you'll love your trip to the NYC Fire Museum.  This museum is ideal for people of all ages and interests.  You'll be able to try on the firefighter gear downstairs (what little boy wouldn't love to pretend to be a fire fighter?).  This area is very light-hearted and entertaining.

When you go upstairs, you will be able to wander a floor that is meant to honor the fire fighters that were so brave on 9/11.  You'll see news clippings and photographs.  This part of the museum is very moving and is really intended to be a memorial for all those people that sacrificed so much.

 

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Fire-Related Art and Artifacts at the New York City Fire Museum

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Features: Located in a renovated 1904 firehouse in Manhattan's SoHo district, the New York City Fire Museum displays art and artifacts that celebrate the history of firefighting and the NYC Fire Department. The museum's collection includes modern-day firefighting equipment and an authentic New York fire apparatus from 1790.

Why We Go: The New York City Fire Museum is a charming alternative to the more expensive museums of New York. Children, especially young boys, will enjoy the modern and antique firefighting equipment, while adults will appreciate the historical displays and the moving tribute to those firefighters who lost their lives on 9/11.

  • Inexpensive: The NYC Fire Museum does not impose an admission fee on visitors, but it does accept donations (the suggested donation for a single adult is $5). Your $5 donation is less than a third of what most NYC museums charge for a single adult ticket, so you're guaranteed to get your money's worth.
  • Educational: When you visit the NYC Fire Museum, you won't just learn about the history of firefighting in New York; you'll also learn about common fire hazards. If you book a group tour, you'll have the chance to enter a mock apartment equipped with lasers, black lights, safe smoke, and other devices meant to simulate a smoke/fire situation. There, you'll be shown what to do and what not to do in a fire.
  • Art and Artifacts: The New York City Fire Museum boasts one of the nation's finest collections of fire-related art and artifacts. Here you will find painted leather buckets, helmets, parade hats and belts, lanterns and tools, pre-Civil War hand-pumped fire engines, horse drawn vehicles, and an early motorized apparatus.

Inside Knowledge: Organized firefighting in New York began with the Rattle Watch, a group of men who would patrol the streets at night, looking for fires. When a fire was detected, they would spin their rattles loudly to alert the residents to grab their buckets and run to the fire. Now the FDNY is the largest municipal fire department in the United States, with approximately 11,600 uniformed officers and firefighters and over 3,200 uniformed EMTs and paramedics.

Do's and Don'ts:

  • Do Book a Group Tour: If you're traveling with a large group, be sure to book a guided historical tour at the New York Fire Museum. The tour is conducted by members of FDNY's Education Unit and retired NYC firefighters and takes approximately one hour. Included in the tour is an introduction to the NYC Fire Museum, a guided visit to the museum's first floor apparatus room, and an interactive fire safety and prevention presentation.
  • Do Rent a Loft: The 3,030-square-foot third floor loft of the New York City Fire Museum may be rented by individuals, businesses, and organizations for meetings, parties, special events, and weddings. We recommend considering it for your next formal or casual party.
  • Don't Miss the Gift Shop: When you're through touring the New York City Fire Museum, be sure to drop by the gift shop, where you can purchase FDNY merchandise such as hats, socks, shirts, towels, pins, and other accessories.
  • Don't Forget the Kids: While the New York City Fire Museum is fun for adults, it's even more fun for kids (especially boys). We recommend bringing the whole family along.