New York City Fire Museum

278 Spring Street ( between Varick and Hudson Streets) , New York, NY  10013
(212) 691-1303
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HOURS: The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00AM to 5:00PM and on Sunday from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. We are closed every Monday and major holidays (New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, July 4th, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day).

NEIGHBORHOOD: Soho, Manhattan


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The New York City Fire Museum houses one of the nation’s most prominent collections of fire related art and artifacts from the late 18th Century to the present. In its collection, you’ll find painted leather buckets, helmets, parade hats and belts, lanterns and tools, pre-Civil War hand pumped fire engines, horse drawn vehicles, and early motorized apparatus. Even the building is historic — it’s located in a renovated 1904 firehouse.


by Alex Cerda

The NYC Fire Museum is great! I went with my daughter’s school and the whole class enjoyed it. There are models of old fire engines that they can observe. They also have a complete fire fighter outfit for children to try on. There are many pictures and models of the beginnings of the Fire department. There is an area that has been dedicated to all the fire fighters and victims of 9/11. It is very touching and very well prepared. The staff is excellent and they are open to questions on how to prepare for fires and evacuations. As a parent I recommend it, it is very informative for adults and children.

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