About the New Bern Firemen’s Museum

Established in 1955, the New Bern Firemen’s Museum is a unique experience. Our mission is to preserve the history of fire fighting in New Bern, which boasts the first chartered fire company in the state of North Carolina.

Visit the New Bern Firemen’s Museum for the history of the Atlantic Hook & Ladder Company and the New Bern Steam Fire Engine Company No. 1 (which later became the Button Company). Experience the Great Fire of 1922 which destroyed over 1,000 buildings, and left much of the city in ruin. Talk to New Bern’s famous fire horse “Fred” and bring the kids (or an entire class of children) for an educational and fun day of learning. With hands-on exhibits and an impressive collection of authentic memorabilia, this is a museum you don’t want to miss. It’s fun for the whole family!