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Friendship Firehouse Museum

Friendship Firehouse Building PhotographThe Friendship Fire Company was established in 1774, as the first volunteer fire company in Alexandria. The current firehouse was built in 1855, was substantially remodeled in 1871, and was restored by the City of Alexandria in 1992.

In a town of mostly wooden buildings, where open flames provided heat, light and cooking on a daily basis, fire was a constant danger. The Friendship, Sun, Relief, Hydraulion and other local volunteer fire companies served the community faithfully, particularly during enormous blazes in 1827, 1855, 1871, and 1922. Some of their stories and equipment are preserved today in the Friendship Firehouse Museum.

Events at the Friendship Firehouse Museum 

  • Ornament Decorating at Friendship Firehouse. Saturdays, November 8, 15, and 22, 1 - 4 p.m. For all ages. Come decorate and take home dough ornaments made in shapes inspired by firefighting. Put your own unique embellishments on forms such as fire helmets, fire trucks, and fire hydrants. They are great decorations for the home or office, during the holidays or any time of year --- and make excellent gifts! Don’t miss this opportunity to create a special keepsake. One ornament per person will be included with the museum’s $2 admission, and additional ornaments will be available for $1 each. 
  • The Friendship Firehouse Festival . The Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association holds its annual Firehouse Festival each year on the first Saturday in August. The popular family event features antique fire apparatus, craft booths, displays by Alexandria merchants, and live music. Free admission!

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Friendship Firehouse Museum
107 S. Alfred Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
703.746.3891
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Museum Hours
Saturday and Sunday
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed: New Year's Day, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
Admission - $2.00