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Firefighting History Walking Tour on April 21 | News Release | City of Alexandria

Firefighting History Walking Tour on April 21

 

Come to the Friendship Firehouse Museum on Saturday, April 21, and explore Alexandria’s firefighting history on the “Blazing a Trail:  Alexandria’s Firefighting History” tour. It will be from 1 – 2:30 p.m. and starts at 107 South Alfred Street.

Participants will learn about volunteer firefighting in early Alexandria, three devastating fires, and the five volunteer fire companies.  Beginning at the historic Friendship Firehouse, the tour proceeds east on Prince Street, and returns via King Street.

The “Blazing a Trail:  Alexandria’s Firefighting History” tour is for ages 10 and older. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 ages 10-17.  Reservations are required, as space is limited. Purchase tickets at the online shop at www.shop.alexandriava.gov or by calling 703.746.4994 or 707-746-3891.

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