City of Alexandria, VA
Firefighting in Civil War Alexandria
|Title:||Firefighting in Civil War Alexandria|
|Date & Time:||Sat May 31, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM|
|Location:||Friendship Firehouse Museum, 107 S. Alfred St. (Map This)|
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” walking 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.
For age 10 and older. Reservations are required, as space is limited. Telephone 703.746.4994, or see www.friendshipfirehouse.net.
|Contact Phone No.:||703.746.4994|
|Fees:||$6 for adults, $4 ages 10-17. |
|Audience:||Anyone may attend|
|Tags:||Living History, Museums, Old & Historic Alexandria, Old Town|
For event details visit http://www.alexandriava.gov/c/7777
Maps produced by the City of Alexandria GIS & Maps division.