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Explore Alexandria’s Firefighting History This Spring

Walking Tours in April and May Cover 19th-Century Blazes, Historic Firehouses

Historic Columbia FirehouseThis spring the Friendship Firehouse Museum is offering special tours exploring Alexandria’s firefighting history on Saturday, April 14, and again on Saturday, May 12. The walking tour, “Blazing a Trail: Alexandria’s Firefighting Past,” begins at 1 p.m. at the Friendship Firehouse, 107 South Alfred Street, in Old Town.

As they walk through Old Town, participants will learn about volunteer firefighting in early Alexandria and stop at historic buildings that once served as fire stations. They will also learn how three major fires devastated Alexandria and discover how the Union occupation during the Civil War affected local firefighting. The tour is scheduled to return to Friendship and end about 2:30 p.m.

Advance reservations are required, as space is limited. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for youth ages 10 to 17. (This history tour will not interest small children, but may be of interest to kids 10 and older.) Tickets may be purchased online at www.friendshipfirehouse.net or by calling 703.746.4994.

For more information, visit www.friendshipfirehouse.net or call 703.746.4994.

Historic Alexandria Administration
Lloyd House
220 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.746.4554
Fax: 703.838.6451
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Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.