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Friendship Firehouse Museum

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Friendship Firehouse Museum

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dandre01 wrote a review Aug 2019
Las Vegas, Neveda33 contributions4 helpful votes
The Friendship Firehouse Museum is simply one of the classiest dining establishments in Old Town, Alexandria! It is quite a coincidence that my wife and I will be dining there this evening!
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Annaline wrote a review May 2019
Chicago, Illinois7,076 contributions411 helpful votes
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A lot of history this particular Friendship company has. This small bldg was converted to small museum on 2 floors. You don’t need more than 15 minutes for it but you can spend much more time if you want to read all displays. Bring cash or credit cards for gifts. The gift shop is very small but you could definitely find a nice gift here for your family or friends.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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FREPLUG wrote a review Oct 2018
Macomb, Michigan465 contributions78 helpful votes
Being a fireman of course I had to visit this place. Aside from the old hand pumper and hose cart this place is very uneventful. It is not even an old fire station feel, all modern and drywalled and such. Its not something I would make a must see. They claim George Washington was a founder....not sure how to validate this but still does not make this place any more interesting. I was bored actually. UGH
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Brendan S wrote a review Jul 2018
Arlington, Virginia1,005 contributions380 helpful votes
The Friendship Firehouse Museum documents the history of a fire company that dates back to the 18th Century. Tradition has it that George Washington was a founder of the company, though this claim is dubious. The Museum is free, but there's not a whole lot to see. The first floor has hand-operated 18th and 19th Century fire trucks and a hose wagon. The second floor has the fire company's meeting room and some memorabilia - historic photos and letters to the Company signed by famous people. It takes a half hour at most to see everything here.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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David S wrote a review Apr 2018
Jena, Louisiana27 contributions8 helpful votes
This is a little out of the way museum that you should visit. It is free (donation accepted) that has a lot of history about the fire department.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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