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. In keeping with this tradition, the Museum is relocating to the original 1928 station that housed the fire department for 72 years.
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 burned over 1,000 homes, and left much of the city in ruin. Learn about 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 what to do if there's a fire. People of all ages will appreciate the City’s firefighting history and will enjoy the interactive exhibits.