Friendship Firehouse Museum

107 South Alfred Street
703-838-3891

The 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.


Reviews

bryn harmer

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Monday, April 16, 2018
Nice self guided museum or historic fire apparatus and equipment

B H

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Monday, Sep. 4, 2017
My son enjoys visiting this museum a couple times each year. A cute little place to go if you (or your little one) likes fire memorabilia.

Matt G

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Sunday, May 13, 2018
Interesting. Worth the visit

Karen Wilkins

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Monday, March 19, 2018
Interesting.

Ralph Brooker

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Thursday, May 18, 2017
Interesting historic firehouse and engines