City of Alexandria, VA
Firefighting in Civil War Alexandria Walking Tour
|Title:||Firefighting in Civil War Alexandria Walking Tour|
|Date & Time:||Sat May 11, 2013 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM|
|Location:||Friendship Firehouse Museum, 107 S. Alfred St. (Map This)|
U.S. Fire Department, Alexandria, Va., with steam fire engines, July 1863, Andrew J. Russell, photographer. (Library of Congress)
When Virginia joined the Confederacy, Union troops occupied Alexandria and it became a center for transportation, supplies and medicine. Most municipal functions were assumed by the U.S. Army under the authority of the military governor. The “We’ve Been Burned: Alexandria Firefighters During the Civil War” tour will explore firefighting during the Union occupation. How were volunteer fire companies treated by Federal authorities? Were firefighters allowed out after curfew? What happened to the firehouses and equipment? These questions will be answered as tour participants visit the sites of four of the five fire houses, and learn what happened if there was a fire in the occupied city.
|Contact Phone No.:||703.746.4994|
|Fees:||Tickets are $6 for adults and $4.00 for youth ages 10 to 17. Advanced reservations required. (The tours will not interest small children, but may be of interest to youth 10 and older.) To make a reservation click on the Event Link above, or call the museum. |
|Audience:||Anyone may attend|
For event details visit http://www.alexandriava.gov/c/5643
Maps produced by the City of Alexandria GIS & Maps division.