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Friendship Firehouse

107 S. Alfred St, Between King and Prince sts, Alexandria, VA (Old Town)
703/838-3891
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Ranked #31 of 38 attractions in Alexandria
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San Antonio, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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Reston, Virginia
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567 reviews 567 reviews
255 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
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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