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Friendship Firehouse

Neighborhood: Old Town
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Address: 107 S. Alfred St, Between King and Prince sts, Alexandria, VA
Phone Number: 703/838-3891
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Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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it is small but interesting to see an old firehouse and to think about the past role in the city's history.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great area upstairs is a meeting room showing their community presence. On display are ceremonial helmets,capes, other regalia decorated with the Friendship Hands. The history of fire fighting is explained. Downstairs are 2 old fire engines, one built in 1851 & the other built in 1858 by a local man.

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Earlysville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This beautifully restored historic old time fire house will transport you back a few hundred years & should give you an appreciation for how far we have come since then in the fire fighting profession. From the brass pole slide to the upstairs barracks, the ancient brick inside & out...a true time capsule to marvel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Well worth a visit. Easy to find as its not far away from King St. Its a fascinating little firehouse with rumoured connections to George Washington.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

it is small but interesting to see an old firehouse and to think about the past role in the city's history.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This firehouse is fascinating! It was founded in 1774, and one of the water pumps they have there was supposedly bought by George Washington and sent from Philadelphia! I've also been on their walking tour, which was really interesting all on its own! Please go visit, despite their limited hours. You won't regret it!

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Alexandria, VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The small Firehouse brings to life the early days of Alexandria with its cobbled streets, townhouses, shops and river boat traffic. The constant threat of fire created the need for a diligent and efficient cadre of fire fighters to take the lead in securing the growing town. Volunteers manned the pumps and the hand-drawn engines that are on display here... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

While the building appeared small, it had so much history inside. We were greeted by a person clearly dedicated to preserving the artifacts of colonial fire equipment, knowledgable of its use and procedures of that time. Our questions were greeted with full explanations and we felt as welcome guests as we wondered at the way it might have been using... More 

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

It's small and simple, but the little ones got to ring the fire bell and the docent was very knowledgable. The old carriage and history was amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

I really like this particular museum because it's an important part of history that endures today (firefighting), and they've done a great job of maintaining what they have--fire pumps, wagons, buckets from 1774 bucket brigades--it's cool! It's free to go, but by all means support them if you can. $2 donation suggested, but they really don't pressure you. It's the... More 

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2009

If you have an interest in the history of the Fire Service then this is an interesting place to pop in to. It contains two old appliances,one horse drawn and one pulled by humans! plus a couple of exhibits. Upstairs are a few photo's and correspondence about the Fire Company. The building currently has scaffolding up and is just off... More 

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Address: 107 S. Alfred St, Between King and Prince sts, Alexandria, VA
Phone Number: 703/838-3891
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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