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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: PA National Fire Museum

Dummies slide down a fire pole and pull a hand-drawn pumper from the 19th century. Also here: fire grenades.

1820 N. 4th St., Harrisburg, PA
North side of the city, on the northwest corner of N. 4th and Dauphin Sts.
Th-Sa 10-4, Su 1-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $10.
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Firehouse pole.

PA National Fire Museum

This museum has a number of informative and interesting displays that are quite well done. Plaques describing what is portrayed in those displays are educational in explaining what the visitor sees before them. There are videos, educational displays, and restored fire apparatus to be seen and experienced. The volunteers that staff this museum are cordial and knowledgeable regarding what is in this collection.

[Thom H, 11/23/2023]

Yes, yes, all of that -- but don't miss the fire grenades.

Pennsylvania National Fire Fighters Museum

Renovated 1800's Fire Station complete with living quarters and stables. Old horse drawn fire equipment, hand pumpers, old restored vehicles, only operating gamewell city fire alarm system (came from Altoona, PA) this you have to see. Plus Tons of firefighting equipment -- ask to see the collection of fire grenades.

[sparky, 03/03/2005]

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