An official Path Through History Site! In a historic firehouse in Hudson Square, the New York City Fire Museum serves as a timeline of the FDNY and firefighting history. Housed in the former quarters of Engine Company No. 30, a 1904 Beaux-Arts firehouse on Spring Street, and in 1987, the New York City Fire Museum illustrate the evolution of firefighting from the bucket brigades of Peter Stuyvesant's New Amsterdam through the colorful history of volunteer firefighters to modern firefighting techniques and equipment. Displaying everything from ancient equipment to modern gear, plus art and other fire-related items, the museum honors the bravery and contributions of New York City’s firefighters throughout history and today.