Reading, PA 19602
The Reading Area Firefighters Museum is committed to the preservation of the Liberty Fire Co. No 5 building. The 1876 built structure at South Fifth & Laurel Streets, Reading, PA. This includes the building contents consisting of firefighting memorabilia, antique furnishings, and the John Wanamaker designed “best room”.
Tours are given Thursdays 9am-12 noon, Saturdays 10am- 2pm, and other times by appointment.
The Tom Hess Collection: Early High Eagle Fire Helmets, firefighting artifacts from Reading City
The Rainbow Collection: Artifacts directly donated from the Rainbow FC
The Liberty Collection: Artifacts on loan from the Liberty FC
Wanamaker Collection: An entire room designed and furnished by John Wanamaker in 1876