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Civil War Firefighting Walking Tour

Title:Civil War Firefighting Walking Tour
Date & Time:Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:Friendship Firehouse Museum, 107 S. Alfred St. (Map This)
Event Details:When Virginia joined the Confederacy, Union troops occupied Alexandria and most municipal functions were assumed by the U.S. Army. The “We’ve Been Burned: Alexandria Firefighters During the Civil War” walking tour explores firefighting during the occupation. How were volunteer fire companies treated by Federal authorities? Were firefighters allowed out after curfew? What happened to the firehouses? These questions will be answered as participants visit sites of four of the five fire houses. Come mark Fire Prevention Week and learn what happened if there was a fire. For age 10 and older.
Fees:$6 for adults, $4 ages 10-17. Reservations are required, as space is limited.
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Friendship Firehouse Museum, Museums, Old Town

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