NYC Fire Museum | New York Attractions
More than 40,000 New York Visitors per year Visit the NYC Fire Museum, with attendees coming from all over the world. At the NYC Fire Museum, look for retired FDNY Firefighters who volunteer their personal stories for NYC Fire Museum Visitors, and help describe the New York Museum’s exhibits in detail.
The NYC Fire Museum features a special exhibit that honors the 343 members of FDNY who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty on 9/11. There are several firefighting artifacts in the NYC Fire Museum that were recovered from the World Trade Center site.
At the NYC Fire Museum, you’ll find an interesting video room, as well as a replica of an apartment complete with artificial smoke machines and black-lighted fire hazards. This exhibit is used to teach school children, ages K through 12, about fire education.
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The original FDNY Museum opened in Long Island City in 1934, as the Fire College Museum. The New York Museum’s collection was moved to a spare bay of a working firehouse in Manhattan in 1959, and remained there until the Home Insurance Company presented its extensive collection of fire memorabilia in 1981.
This new exhibit made a move to a larger space imperative, and The Friends of the New York City Fire Department Collection non-profit was created to raise money for renovation of a new venue to house the New York Museum. A 1904 Beaux-Arts firehouse on Spring Street was chosen for the new NYC Fire Museum, the former headquarters of Engine Company No. 30. In 1987, the NYC Fire Museum opened its doors.
The NYC Fire Museum is a wonderful New York City Museum dedicated to collecting, preserving, and presenting the cultural heritage and history of the Fire Service of New York. The Museum is a New York City Attraction that educates the public on fire prevention and safety, and makes special effort to instruct children on the importance of firefighters.
The displays at the NYC Fire Museum depict the progression of firefighting from the old bucket brigades to volunteer firefighting and the modern-day techniques of today’s firefighter.
NYC Fire Museum Location:
278 Spring Street (Between Varick and Hudson Streets), New York, NY 10013
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NYC Fire Museum Hours:
Open Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed on New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
New York City Fire Museum Members and Active FDNY/NYPD/DSNY/PANYNJ Members are Free with ID
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