School Tours

As you and your faculty plan field trips for the upcoming year, please consider a visit to the brand new New Bern Firemen’s Museum where you will experience history on fire!fire0021

Last April, we opened the doors to the newly renovated 1928 Central Fire Station on Broad Street in New Bern. It’s a handsome building with an intriguing history, filled with   equipment and photographs that illuminate not only more than 170 years of firefighting efforts, but also the lives of the volunteers who performed this heroic work. On the lighter side, your students will meet Fred the Fire Horse and learn about the role of Dalmatian fire dogs.

Tours can be arranged for specific times and we will adjust our schedule to accommodate yours. There are restrooms and a seating area that can be used as a brown bag lunch room in an adjacent building.

  • Our basic tour, conducted by professional guides, takes about 45 minutes.
  • Discounted student tour tickets are $4.00
  • Teachers are admitted free.
  • We encourage bringing additional adults and will admit one adult free for every 10 students.

October is National Fire Prevention Month, so you might want to visit then. But be assured that whenever you come, we are committed to making your visit educational and fun.  Please call the Museum for an appointment.

We look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions you may have.

P. S.  If you’re planning a trip to Tryon Palace, you might want to include us. We are located just three blocks from the Governor’s Palace.