“We’ve Been Burned: Firefighting in Civil War Alexandria” Friendship Firehouse Walking Tour

  • Details

    When Virginia joined the Confederacy, Union troops occupied Alexandria and many municipal functions were taken over by the U.S. Army. This walking tour will explore firefighting during the Union occupation. Were firefighters allowed out after curfew? What happened to the firehouses and equipment? These questions and many others will be answered as tour participants visit the sites of four local fire houses, and learn a great deal of firefighting and Civil War history. 

  • Oct 15, 2016
  • Phone:
  • 703-746-4994 (weekdays); 703-746-3891 (weekends)
  • Times:
  • Starting: 01:00 PM
  • Price:
  • Admission: $6 adults; $4 ages 10-17 (best for ages 10 and up)
  • Location:
  • Begins at Friendship Firehouse
  • 107 Alfred St.
  • Alexandria, VA
  • Details

    When Virginia joined the Confederacy, Union troops occupied Alexandria and many municipal functions were taken over by the U.S. Army. This walking tour will explore firefighting during the Union occupation. Were firefighters allowed out after curfew? What happened to the firehouses and equipment? These questions and many others will be answered as tour participants visit the sites of four local fire houses, and learn a great deal of firefighting and Civil War history. 

“We’ve Been Burned: Firefighting in Civil War Alexandria” Friendship Firehouse Walking Tour
  • October 15, 2016 to October 15, 2016
  • Begins at Friendship Firehouse
  • Admission: $6 adults; $4 ages 10-17 (best for ages 10 and up)