Looking for a unique historic attraction in New Bern that is fun for the kids too?

Established in 1955, the New Bern Firemen’s Museum is a unique experience! Bring the kids for an educational and fun day of learning! Find out about New Bern’s fire history and special programs. Learn about the oldest fire company in the state, experience the Great Fire of ’22 which destroyed over 1,000 buildings in downtown, talk to Fred, the beloved fire horse, and be part of something unlike any other!

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Did you know?

Fire Horse Fred pulled the New Bern hose truck for 17 years, recognized different alarms, and could find the location of a fire by himself.

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The New Bern Fire Department was first chartered in 1845. That’s 20 years BEFORE the New York Fire Department was organized in 1865!

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The New Bern Fire Department had TWO fire poles; one for the Button Company and one for the Atlantic Company.

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Almost one third of the City of New Bern burned in a single day! The Great Fire of 1922 burned over 1,000 homes in downtown New Bern, displacing families for over six months.