New Admission rates
apply January 2nd
Group Rate: $5.00 per person regardless of age
Time to walk through the
museum 60 - 90 minutes
Changes to the Buskey Apparatus Room
familiar fire trucks in the Buskey Motorized Apparatus Room have
been displaced temporarily and in their place is a pair of classic
pumpers that saw service decades ago with fire companies in
Harrisburg’s West Shore communities.
Hahn "Rural Service" pumper is on loan to its
original owner, the Union Fire Company No. 1 of Carlisle, for
display during the Union’s celebration of its 225th anniversary.
Meanwhile, our 1947 Mack pumper, which originally saw service as
Harrisburg Engine 16, is “in the shop” for refurbishment to make it
Filling in the void is a timeless 1947 Ahrens Fox pumper, on loan to
us from Carlisle Fire and Rescue, and a nicely restored 1935
International pumper from West End Fire and Rescue of Shippensburg.
Stop by and take a closer look these fire companies’ cherished rigs
while they’re at the PNFM.
Opens June 2013
PA Firefighters during
the Civil War
Opens June 2013
Numerous artifacts of fire equipment and fire company operations
during the Civil War period throughout the museum will be
highlighted. Several aspects of the exhibit will feature known
fire companies in the Commonwealth, military units composted of
firefighters, firehouse mascots and major incidents which occurred
throughout Pennsylvania whether by accident or through sabotage.
The 1840 Agnew hand pumper owned by the Undine Fire Company of
Bellefonte is being readied to operational condition. This little
fire engine has a direct connection to Civil War Governor Andrew