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Fireman’s Hall Museum

The history of firefighting in an old firehouse...

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Nestled in the narrow streets of Philadelphia’s Historic District, the Fireman’s Hall Museum is dedicated to the art and science of firefighting through the last three centuries.

Displays of firefighting equipment illustrate how firemen control blazes, while mock-ups of recreation areas, dressing rooms and a chief’s room show how firefighters have passed the hours between fighting blazes.

Visitors see all sorts of badges, helmets, parade hats and fire marks, which people affixed to their homes to indicate which insurance company was protecting them.

Firefighter-docents keep these machines spotless and shiny, creating an almost romantic view of the dangerous world of firefighting.

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