Welcome!

About the Museum

Located in historic Old City Philadelphia, the museum is housed in a renovated 1902 firehouse. Fireman’s Hall Museum is one of the nation’s premier fire museums focused on the preservation of Philly fire history and promoting fire safety. Philadelphia is the birthplace of the first volunteer fire companies. In 1736, Benjamin Franklin founded the first volunteer fire company called The Union Fire Company.

Health and Safety During the Pandemic

Fireman’s Hall Museum cares deeply about the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and visitors. We continue to follow state, county and local health rules related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and our top priority remains the well-being of our staff and visitors.

The museum is now closed to the public.
On November 17th we closed our doors in accordance with Philadelphia’s “Safer at Home” restrictions.

While our doors may be closed, we continue to provide programming and updates on the site and on our YouTube channel. Consider spending time on the site to find out more about the history of the Philadelphia Fire Department

Donations are always appreciated.

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HOST YOUR EVENT AT THE MUSEUM

The Museum is the perfect place to host:

  • Class Reunions

  • Cocktail Receptions

  • Corporate Events

  • Fundraisers

  • Holiday Parties

  • Office Parties

  • Team Building Events

  • Training & Seminars

CALL TO RESERVE

Call or email Carol Smith at 215-923-1438 pfdhc@firemanshallmuseum.org to check availability for your next event at the beautifully restored Fireman’s Hall Museum.

Photos by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®