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Friendship Firehouse

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Address: 107 S Alfred St, Between King and Prince sts, Alexandria, VA 22314-3001
Phone Number: 703/838-3891
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Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Nice little museum!

My husband and I had never seen a museum devoted to a firehouse before and we decided to stop in while on a recent trip to Alexandria. Although it's small, the museum was great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2016
Newark, Delaware

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Newark, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

My husband and I had never seen a museum devoted to a firehouse before and we decided to stop in while on a recent trip to Alexandria. Although it's small, the museum was great! The main floor houses historic firefighting equipment. The second floor contains exhibits devoted to the history of the Friendship Firehouse. Its association with Presidents of the... More 

Thank hfritzinger
Pass Christian, Mississippi
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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!

Thank Michelle D
Jumpin' all over the world
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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.

1 Thank RachelinKabul
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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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 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.

Thank Clio H
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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.

Thank Ward S
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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.

Thank Irene B
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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.

1 Thank drudol
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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