New Bedford Fire Museum

The New Bedford Fire Museum is a unique place dedicated to the presentation of the development of urban fire fighting technology, equipment, and organizations. A preserved collection of antique equipment and memorabilia is on display at the Fire Museum at Old Station No.4 just outside the Historical District. Old Fire Station No. 4 was built in 1867 and is possibly the oldest active station in the State of Massachusetts.

OPEN Monday – Saturday, 12pm-4pm, July and August

TESTIMONIAL: “This was the third year in a row that we visited the Fire Museum. This place is such a treasure. We brought 25 kids. They had a blast! They love sitting in the fire trucks, sounding the sirens, playing with the steering wheels and pretending to be firefighters. They enjoyed putting on the fire gear, especially the gas masks. They played fire chief by sitting in his private room and typing on the old typewriter. And nothing could be more fun than sliding down the fire pole.

The firemen who staff the museum are friendly, informative and very patient with the noise caused by all those kids clanging bells and sounding sirens. They even honored the kids by asking each of them to sign the visitors book. This museum is truly unique and totally wonderful. Of all the attractions in New Bedford, we think this one is the most fun!”

-Whiz Kids, July 2017