Street Address
278 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013
Mailing Address
278 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013
phone: 212-691-1303
e-mail: events@nycfiremuseum.org
web: www.nycfiremuseum.org/
Hours
We are open 7 days a week.
Daily10 AM - 5 PM
Admissions
Adults: $8
Seniors: $5
Students (): $5
Children (): $5
Services
Gift Shop
Online Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Noemi Bourdier, Assistant Director
phone: 212-691-1303

Description

Displays illustrate the evolution of firefighting from the bucket brigades of Peter Stuyvesant's New Amsterdam through the colorful history of volunteer firefighters to modern firefighting techniques and equipment. The Museum also houses a special memorial to the 343 members of the FDNY who made the Supreme Sacrifice on 9/11 and features a number of firefighting artifacts recovered from the World Trade Center site.

Mission

The mission of the New York City Fire Museum is to collect, preserve and present the history and cultural heritage of the fire service of New York and to provide fire prevention and safety education to the public, especially children.

History

The FDNY's original museum opened as the Fire College Museum in Long Island City in 1934. In 1959 the collection was moved to the spare bay of a working firehouse at 100 Duane Street in Manhattan, where it remained until the Home Insurance Company presented its own extensive collection of fire memorabilia to the city in 1981, making a move to larger space imperative. A new non-profit, The Friends of the New York City Fire Department Collection, was created to raise funds to renovate the former quarters of Engine Company No. 30, a 1904 Beaux-Arts firehouse on Spring Street, and in 1987, the New York City Fire Museum opened its doors

Educational Programs

The Museum, in conjunction with the New York City Fire Department, operates a world-class fire safety education program designed to teach participants how to prevent fires within the home and how to protect themselves and escape should a fire occur.

    ADA

    Wheelchair Accessible

    Restrooms

    Services

    Membership

    Become a member of the NYC Fire Museum today and join us in preserving the history of firefighting and bringing fire safety awareness to the public.

    Host your next special event with us!!!

    The Museum's third floor loft is the perfect place to host your next special event. The space may be rented by individuals, businesses and organizations for meetings, birthday parties, weddings and more! The loft space features hardwood floors, 12 foot ceilings, exposed brick walls, a vast expanse of southern facing windows and an equipped kitchen.

    Junior Firefighter Birthday Parties

    The New York City Fire Museum provides you with the hottest party ever! The Junior Firefighter Birthday Party package lasts for two hours. Parties are designed for children ages 3 through 6 and are held on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 AM and 2:30 PM. If you have questions or would like to make a reservation please call (212) 691-1303 x13. You can also contact us via email at birthdays@nycfiremuseum.org

    Gift Shop

    Online Gift Shop

    Special Event Rental

    Group Tours