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.
Museum Open One Saturday per Month
The Museum is reopening one Saturday per month. Visit the museum April 17, May 22, and June 19, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. See below for details, including information on advanced tickets and safety guidelines.
Museum Closures and Covid-19 Operational Guidelines
While Friendship Firehouse has reopened, some of our museums are closed and public programs are cancelled until further notice. Check the Historic Alexandria homepage to see the latest on which museums are now open.
The Office of Historic Alexandria established the following guidelines to ensure consistent operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff will regularly re-evaluate them based on safety and available staffing levels and as the region moves through Phase 3 of the Forward Virginia plan. Includes guidelines for guided tours, volunteers, rentals, public programs and events, and on-site research and collections use by the public.
Visit the Friendship Firehouse Museum on a Google 360 virtual tour.
Open one Saturday-per-month
17, May 22, and June 19, 2021, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
New Year's Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day
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To purchase tickets to events at the Friendship Firehouse Museum, and to shop online, visit The Alexandria Shop.
American Alliance of Museums