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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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Great little museum

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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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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Alexandria, Virginia
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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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Virginia
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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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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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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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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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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