Fire Horse Fred.

Stuffed Head of Firehorse Fred

Field review by the editors.

New Bern, North Carolina

Died 1925

Pet Cemetery.

Fire Horse Fred pulled the New Bern fire hose wagon from 1908 to 1925. Endemic with so many heroic pets and animals, Fred was beloved by the firemen and the townspeople. He died in the harness pulling the crew to a false alarm.

In gratitude, the men of Atlantic Company had Fred's head stuffed, and put in the Fireman's Museum when it was built in 1957. Fred's head is still on exhibit, stuffed and mounted in its own handsome display case. There's nothing much else here -- some vintage firetrucks, wagons, and old Pepsi bottles.

When in New Bern, spare a moment of silent prayer for Fire Horse Fred.

Also see: Faithful Steeds | Roadside Pet Cemetery

Stuffed Head of Firehorse Fred

New Bern Firemen's Museum

408 Hancock St., New Bern, NC
New Bern Firemen's Museum. From Broad/US Hwy 17 Business, north on Hancock - on right side of street.
M-Sa 10 am -4 pm. Closed M. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $5, Kids $2.50, under 6 free.
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