Civil War Firefighting Walking Tour

  • Details

    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, and learn what happened if there was a fire. For ages 10 and older. Cost is $6 for adults; $4 ages 10-17. Reservations are required, as space is limited.

  • May 20, 2017
  • Phone:
  • (703) 746-3891
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  • Price:
  • $6; $4 ages 10-17
  • Location:
  • Friendship Firehouse
  • 107 S. Alfred Street
  • Alexandria, VA
  • Details

    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, and learn what happened if there was a fire. For ages 10 and older. Cost is $6 for adults; $4 ages 10-17. Reservations are required, as space is limited.

Civil War Firefighting Walking Tour
  • May 20, 2017 to May 20, 2017
  • Friendship Firehouse
  • $6; $4 ages 10-17