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Friendship Firehouse Museum

Neighbourhood: Old Town
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Address: 107 S Alfred St, Between King and Prince sts, Alexandria, VA 22314-3001
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(703) 746-3891
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Sat - Sun 13:00 - 16:00

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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 bubblesReviewed 25 April 2016
hfritzinger
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Newark, Delaware

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Upstate NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 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 allows one to connect more personally to the history of Friendship Firehouse, and really appreciate... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 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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Copiague, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 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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Newark, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 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 

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Pass Christian, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 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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Jumpin' all over the world
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 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 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 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 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 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 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 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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