What is the Fireman's Hall Museum?
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.