Civil War Firefighting Walking Tour

  • Oct 13, 2018
  • Phone:
  • (703) 746-4994
  • to
  • Times:
  • 11 a.m.
  • Price:
  • $6 for adults; $4 ages 10-17
  • 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.Come mark Fire Prevention Week and learn what happened if there was a fire. For age 10 and older. Reservations required; space is limited.

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Civil War Firefighting Walking Tour