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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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Reunion was great!

We had our 20th high school reunion here and it was great. Food was wonderful, service was great. Nice venue!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
Michelle D
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Pass Christian, Mississippi

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Pass Christian, Mississippi
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We had our 20th high school reunion here and it was great. Food was wonderful, service was great. Nice venue!

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Thank Michelle D
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

When Fire houses competed for memberships and saved the property of " Members Only "...Otherwise you could have a bidding war while the house burned..

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Thank Pat T
Jumpin' all over the world
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152 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Learning about the former firehouse rivalries in Old Town was fun, and the old fire fighting equipment is really cool. Good for kids and adults.

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1 Thank RachelinKabul
Alexandria, Virginia
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

---Two adults who enjoy doing creative things and seeing museums. This was our first visit to this small museum. We paid $2.00 each for admission to the event which, I think, included one pre-baked, dough ornament each. Each additional ornament cost $1.00. ---The event was held on the second floor where there were two long tables and, possibly, a smaller... More 

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Thank Kaj4
Virginia
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126 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The firehouse is a fun 15 minute diversion especially for kids (or when you need AC in mid-summer). Interesting set of paraphernalia but overall a pretty quick tour.

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Thank onethousandanswers
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 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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Thank Clio H
Earlysville
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72 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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Thank Ward S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Irene B
United States
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260 reviews
129 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
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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1 Thank drudol
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,209 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,707 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

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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