Take a step back in time and discover the exciting story of firefighting in New York City. This historic 1904 firehouse is a non-profit New York City Fire Museum located in the Soho district of Manhattan. It houses one of the largest collections of fire-related art and artifacts in the country. Here you can see exhibits showcasing the evolution of firefighting equipment ranging from the early leather buckets, hand pumpers and horse-drawn steamers and early motorized apparatus. The Museum also teaches fire safety education through its exhibits and programs.

New to the Museum is a permanent September 11th exhibit and memorial to the brave firefighters who lost their lives and to those who worked valiantly during the rescue and recovery efforts.

For those who aspire to be firefighters, as well as for those who admire them, this is a trip the whole family will love. 278 Spring Street, New York City, (212) 691-1303.