Visitors of the NYC Fire Museum can learn about the history of one of the most dangerous and admired professions in the world
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Displays illustrate the evolution of firefighting from the bucket brigades of Peter Stuyvesant’s New Amsterdam through the colorful history of volunteer firefighters to modern firefighting techniques and equipment. The Museum houses a special memorial to the 343 members of the FDNY who made the Supreme Sacrifice on 9/11.
- Opening hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Latest tour time is 4pm.
- Self guided tours available every hour on the hour
- Tour lasts about 45minutes
Need To Know
About NYC Fire Museum
The NYC Fire Museum dates back to 1870. Since then it has changed its location several times to finally settle down in 1987 in the impressive former quarter of Engine Company No.30, a Beaux-Arts firehouse on Spring Street. This striking building gives the museum a chance to fully present its extensive collection of fire and fire-fighting memorabilia.
- Size: the museum has two floors of exhibit space; the first floor features equipment of the paid-era fire department and a permanent September 11th memorial, while the second floor features the 19th-century volunteer-era memorabilia and paintings
- Eye Catcher: become a firefighter: visitors can try on modern day bunker gear and helmets
- Permanent Mainstay: one of the permanent exhibits features fire engines from different periods
- Don't Miss: "Old 93" American-LaFrance Tractor-Steamer, which illustrates the transition from horse-drawn to motorized apparatus
- Pro Tip: check out the Museum's elevator dressed up like a fire truck!