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Friendship Firehouse Museum

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107 S Alfred St, Between King and Prince sts, Alexandria, VA 22314-3001
+1 703-746-3891
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Great place to visit

This is a little out of the way museum that you should visit. It is free (donation accepted) that... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2018
David S
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Jena, Louisiana
The Olden Days Of Firefighting

I stumbled on this little gem by accident. An authentic old Firehouse! This is a great, though... read more

Reviewed January 26, 2017
ParlorCity
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Upstate NY
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107 S Alfred St, Between King and Prince sts, Alexandria, VA 22314-3001
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

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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Reviewed January 26, 2017

I stumbled on this little gem by accident. An authentic old Firehouse! This is a great, though small, museum. The fire apparatus give some insight into how challenging it would have been to fight even a small fire. I think the size of the museum...More

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Reviewed October 10, 2016

Tour guide very well informed, old fire trucks most unique and even upstairs the uniforms shout bravery! Would recommend for all ages as the time is neither lengthy nor boring.

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Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Worth a visit for the old fire apparatus. The company started in 1774 & this firehouse opened in 1855. Only open 1-4 PM on Saturday & Sunday.

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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...More

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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
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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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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...More

Thank Kaj4
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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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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...More

Thank Clio H
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