The New York City Fire Museum is a museum dedicated to the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) in the Hudson Square neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. It is housed in the former quarters of the FDNY's Engine Company No. 30, a renovated 1904 fire house at 278 Spring Street between Varick and Hudson Streets.Use our New York City trip builder tool to arrange your visit to New York City Fire Museum and other attractions in New York City.
The museum cares for over 10,000 objects as well as an archive of records, ephemera and photographs estimated in the tens of thousands of pieces celebrating the history of the fire service and the FDNY. Examples of modern-day firefighting equipment, as well as a permanent memorial to the 343 members of the FDNY who died at the World Trade Center site after the September 11 attacks, are also on permanent display at the museum. In November 2015 the museum was granted an Absolute Charter by the Board of Regents of the New York State Department of Education. The entity that runs the museum is classified as a 501(c)(3) organization.
New York City Fire Museum Reviews
Stayed in a hotel round the corner so the museum was perfect for a morning filler before setting off for the airport. Some interesting exhibits, vintage fire engines, uniforms, photos and paintings... more »
Make a point to see the history drama and sadness of brave first responders who sacrificed for all of us. more »
This is a great place. It has a really interesting display on the history of the New York fire department and cool old fire trucks. It also has a very moving memorial to the fire fighters who lost their lives on 911. We went straight after the 911 memorial and it made a great combination. This was a much quieter place for contemplation. I think it's well worth a visit - a great combination of history and cool stuff to look at.
I would love to say I enjoyed my time, however I didn't. The audio guided tour that's offered really doesn't tell you much. I was unable to learn about all the interesting information in the museum. I have bad vision do this is why I asked about the audio tour is. The other problem is they have a little headphones symbol with the number that you're supposed to type into the app, problem was I spent a ton of time just looking for the things. It seems very interesting just wish I could take it all in. 😞
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