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New Bern Fireman's Museum

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Address: 408 Hancock St, New Bern, NC 28560-4923
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+1 252-636-4087
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Attraction featuring antique fire engines used in the 1922 fire that...

Attraction featuring antique fire engines used in the 1922 fire that destroyed one-third of the city.

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Updated Fireman's Museum

Perfect for the entire family, it was clean and had many interesting artifacts and history. Friendly people, knowledgeable about the area.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 February 2017
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to try the new Now's Southwest Grill recently opened in New Bern. The first impression was a warning. When I opened the door I was greeted by a cacophony of noise which I have never heard before except when standing near an idling jet engine. They need some serious acoustic suppression in that space. When trying to order, the... More 

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Long Island, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Perfect for the entire family, it was clean and had many interesting artifacts and history. Friendly people, knowledgeable about the area.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

excellant preservation of local fire department history with at least two steam engines, several horse drawn fire apparatus, memorabilia and exhibits. Renovations underway and interactive children's section being added. Located in old fire HQ station. Well worth a couple hours of your time and a must for firefighters!

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Thank chfd1dj
New Bern, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a rare firemen's museum in that all the equipment has been used by local firemen. Therefore, you learn not just about how the stuff works, but also about the people who used it. It's a stunning building that was a fire station. A kids corner has been added to entertain little visitors.

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Thank Nancy H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

If you like fire trucks this is a nice place to visit. It has the oldest fire engines used in New Bern dating all of the way back to the 1800's. The staff there are very friendly and gave us a personal tour of the museum. It is currently undergoing renovations and will soon have the upper floors open to... More 

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Our tour was led by a volunteer docent and he was very knowledgeable about the history of the museum. It is not a large place but the fire engines are well displayed in the original old firehouse. Very good deal for families with young children.

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Thank Pamela S
Goldsboro, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This was a nice stop. I would say worth the entrance fee. Five pieces of New Bern firefighting equipment from the 1890s to the 1920s. Great story about how the two fire companies of New Bern shared the same building and competed against each other. Not a "must see" but if you have time worth a stop.

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Thank Mon-ValleyGuy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

If you ever visit the city of New Bern, then you need to checkout this museum. Its full of history of the original fire department. The museum has excellent displays of old firetrucks and plenty of history. The museum is great for the whole family. Definitely checkout if you are in New Bern.

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Thank Tarheelsfan3
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

While visiting my parents in Newbern we all visited this museum. It is a good little museum with the history of the Newbern fire department it has several nice examples of fire trucks and equipment. They are working to expand the museum and add more children's stuff, my 4 year old enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Excellent displays, all to old fire wagons, fire trucks and pictures, great for the whole family, handy capped, old and young alike

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