Visitor Information


The New York City Fire Museum is located in a renovated 1904 firehouse at 278 Spring Street, between Varick and Hudson Streets, in Manhattan’s Hudson Square district.

All Museum guests must wear a face mask properly during entire visit.
Hours of Operation
Wednesday thru Sunday, 10am to 5pm
Advance ticketing preferred, walk-ins welcome (subject to availability)

Open Wednesday through Sunday only.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required as of September 13th.

For proof of vaccination, you can use:

  • CDC Vaccination Card. A photo or photocopy of this card is also acceptable.

  • NYC Vaccination Record or other official immunization record from within or outside the U.S., including from your health care provider. A photo or photocopy of this card is also acceptable. If you are unable to get this record, call 311.

  • NYC COVID Safe App: Android | iOS. You can upload to this app a photo of your CDC vaccination card or other official record, along with your photo ID.

  • Excelsior Pass (or Excelsior Pass Plus). To use this app, you will need the phone number or email address associated with your NYC vaccination record. If you are unable to use this app, try one of the other options listed above.

Masks required, the CDC strongly recommends that people, even if vaccinated, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission. As such, we advise employees, members and guests visiting the Museum wear a mask.

Admission Prices


Advance tickets are preferred for General Admission

$10.00 for Adults
$8.00 for Students, Seniors, Firefighters, AAA members, Federally Disabled (with ID)
$5.00 for Children

Free Admission

Must call to book advance tickets and bring appropriate ID 

New York City Fire Museum, Museum Council and Cool Culture members

Active and Retired FDNY and NYPD members

Active and Retired US Military service members

Group Tickets

Due to COVID-19 the Museum is currently unable to provide discounted group admission. 

If you would like to schedule a guided tour for your group (6-8 people max ) please use the button below to email us. Please note guided tours are subject to availability.

We are closed on the following holidays:

New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.


There is no parking facility at the Fire Museum. There is limited metered street parking. A pay parking lot (Edison Parking) is located next door to the Museum.


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Directions via Public Transportation

To reach the Museum by subway, take the “C” or “E” train (8th Avenue Local) to Spring Street. Walk west 1½ blocks. Alternately, take the “1” train (IRT) to Houston Street. Walk south along Varick Street for 4 blocks to Spring Street. Walk west ½ block.


To reach the Museum via bus, take the M10 or M21 to Spring Street.


Still not sure how to get here? Visit Google Maps to get public transportation, walking and driving directions.