NYC Fire Museum presents: Colonial Firefighting & The American Revolution

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From March 15 until August 13, the New York City Fire Museum invites the public to attend a new exhibition, “Colonial Firefighting & the American Revolution.” It presents the untold story of a group of volunteers, the colonial FDNY, that stood between New York and disaster during years of rampant arson, wars for North America and the American Revolution. The exhibition will feature multimedia, video animations and 3D models that illustrate the major events of the colonial era, including a breathtaking video-animation of the devastating fire in 1776 that destroyed 500 buildings – homes, churches, schools, stores and factories. Among the artifacts on display are original artworks that depict the Wall of Wall Street, the first fire engines, 1770 New York neighborhoods and maps as New York City grew. Together the art, the artifacts and the animations re-create the life of New York in the maelstrom of the American Revolution.


The first 1,000 attendees who visit will receive a free copy of a celebration booklet about the exhibition. 


Advance tickets are preferred for General Admission:

  • $10.00 for Adults
  • $8.00 for Students, Seniors, Firefighters, AAA members, Federally Disabled (with ID)
  • $5.00 for Children


Free admission – with valid ID – for:

  • New York City Fire Museum, Museum Council and Cool Culture members
  • Active and Retired FDNY and NYPD members
  • Active and Retired US Military service members


Hours: Open Wednesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Street Address

278 Spring St
New York, NY 10013


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