Main content
City of Alexandria Homepage
City of Alexandria, VA City of Alexandria, VA
Friendship Firehouse Museum
Share Share RSS RSS Print Print Text Size Text Size NormalText Size LargeText Size Extra Large
Page updated Nov 16, 2015 12:31 PM

No Comments Posted Yet

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.

Friendship Firehouse Building PhotographIn 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.

Events at the Friendship Firehouse Museum

Check back in the Spring for our 2016 events!

News and Information 

Upcoming Events

Calendar Placeholder

American Alliance of Museums logo 

American Alliance of Museums
Accredited Museum