Firefighting in Civil War Alexandria Walking Tour
Saturday, October 24, 1PM – 3PM
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 will explore firefighting during the Union occupation. 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.
For age 10 and older. $6 for adults, $4 ages 10-17. Reservations are required, as space is limited. Telephone 703.746.4994, or visit The Alexandria Shop for tickets.