Friendship Firehouse Museum
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.
Covid-19 Operational Guidelines
OHA established the following guidelines to ensure consistent operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. All museums are participating in the ALX Promise Gold program. Staff will regularly re-evaluate these guidelines throughout 2021, based on guidance from the CDC, Commonwealth of Virginia, and the Virginia Health Department.
Visit the Friendship Firehouse Museum on a Google 360 virtual tour.
Open one Saturday per month, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- July 17, 2021
- August 7, 2021 - Friendship Firehouse Festival
- September 11, 2021
- October 9, 2021 - Fire Prevention Week
- November 13, 2021
- December 18, 2021
New Year's Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day
Email the Museum
To purchase tickets to events at the Friendship Firehouse Museum, and to shop online, visit The Alexandria Shop.
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