York County Fire Museum
757 West Market St.
York, PA 17404
(717) 848-1587, ext. 301

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The York County Heritage Trust Fire Museum preserves the heritage of more than 225 years of firefighting history representative of the county's 72 fire companies, some of which predate the American Revolution. The Museum is located in the former home of Royal Fire Company No. 6, a beautiful turn of the century building that creates the perfect atmosphere for the many exciting displays that illustrate how the firefighters lived, worked and played..

Visitors will see how firefighters progressed from the early Leather Bucket Brigades to 19th century hand operated equipment, to a 1905 Merriweather Horse Drawn Apparatus, and finally to Motorized Equipment dated from the 1920's to the 1950's.

The Vehicle Exhibit showcases fire vehicles of all types, including a 1928 Buffalo, 1933 Ahrens-Fox, a 1955 American LaFrance, and four other motorized vehicles. A variety of other firefighting apparatus completes the collection.

Visitors can pull a Fire Alarm Box and see and hear an original 1914 Gamewell Fire Alarm System from New York City. The original horse stalls complete with the engraved names of the old fire horses can be seen.

Families and groups of all ages will find the tour to be fun, exciting and educational. For additional information or to schedule a tour, visit the York County Heritage Trust website linked above or call (717) 848-1587, ext. 301

Hours: Open from around April thru November on Saturdays from 10am - 4 pm. Groups can arrange tours at other times by appointment.
Admission (covers all sites operated by the York County Heritage Trust):
One Day Pass
Adults $15.00
Students (6-18) $7.00
Children 5 and under FREE
Library only $8.00/person
Off season prices may be different. Call for details.
Two Sites: $6.00/person
Three sites: $7.00/person.
Group Reservations: At least 3 weeks in advance.
Lunch: Nearby restaurants.
Handicapped Access: First floor and third floors are accessible by elevator.
Directions: I-76 West to I-83 South to exit for East Philadelphia St. Go west to end and turn left onto Carlisle Ave. (Rt. 74). Turn right onto West Market St. Museum is on right. 90 - 120 minutes west of Philadelphia.

From Route 30: Take North George Street south. Follow N. George St. and make a right onto Philadelphia Street. Continue on Philadelphia St. until you come to a "T". Turn left at the "T" onto Carlisle St. and get into the right-hand lane. The Fire Museum is located on the right at Carlisle and Market St.

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