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“We’ve Been Burned”: Firefighting in Civil War

Title:“We’ve Been Burned”: Firefighting in Civil War
Date & Time:Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:Friendship Firehouse Museum, 107 S. Alfred St. (Map This)
Event Details:When Virginia joined the Confederacy, Union troops occupied Alexandria and many municipal functions were taken over by the U.S. Army. This walking tour will explore firefighting during the Union occupation. Were firefighters allowed out after curfew? What happened to the firehouses and equipment? These questions and many others will be answered as tour participants visit the site of four local fire houses, and learn a great deal of firefighting and Civil War history. Best for ages 10 and up.
Fees:$6.00 for adults; $4.00 for ages 10-17; reservations are required, as space is limited.
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Friendship Firehouse Museum, Museums, Old & Historic Alexandria, Old Town

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