About the Museum

Located in historic Old City Philadelphia, the museum is housed in a renovated 1898 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.

If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have had any symptoms of COVID-19, or have had close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, you should stay home as directed by your medical provider.

We Are Open!
We kindly request that you wear a mask while inside the museum.

Donations are always appreciated.


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 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®