Come to the Friendship Firehouse Museum on Saturday, October 13, and explore Alexandria’s Civil War firefighting history on the “We’ve Been Burned: Alexandria Firefighters During the Civil War” tour.
When Virginia joined the Confederacy, Union troops occupied Alexandria and most municipal functions were assumed by the U.S. Army. The “We’ve Been Burned: Alexandria Firefighters During the Civil War” walking tour explores firefighting during the occupation. How were volunteer fire companies treated by Federal authorities? Were firefighters allowed out after curfew? What happened to the firehouses? These questions will be answered as participants visit sites of four of the five fire houses. Come mark Fire Prevention Week and learn what happened if there was a fire.
This event is for age 10 and older, tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for ages 10-17.
Friendship Firehouse Museum
107 S. Alfred Street
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