Photos: Alexandria’s Friendship Firehouse Festival

We hope you went and snagged some plastic fire helmets.

The hands of friendship on the 1858 Prettyman fire carriage at the Friendship Firehouse Festival, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum)

Alexandria, VA – If you or your kids love firetrucks, the Friendship Firehouse Festival was something else! In fact, the two 1850s-era firetrucks, which are slated to be completely restored to their original glory, were visited by hundreds at the annual event.

“We’re lucky to have the Prettyman fire engine,” Gretchen Bulova, director of the Office of Historic Alexandria, told The Zebra. “We’re going to restore them both to look completely original.”

The firehouse was built in 1855, and the festival included a tour of the building, music, free food and drinks, and games. 

Enjoy the photos! 

The 1851 engine at the Friendship Firehouse.
The 1858 Prettyman fire hose carriage at the Friendship Firehouse Festival, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum)
The 1851 engine at the Friendship Firehouse.
The Friendship Firehouse Festival, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum)
Nathalie Lord at the Friendship Firehouse Festival, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum)
The Friendship Firehouse Festival, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum)
Janet Reimer (left) with her daughter, Gretchen Bulova, on at the Friendship Firehouse Festival, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum)
Oren Horowitz, 2, tries out the firehose with his father, Mike, as mom Lara Neumark looks on at the Friendship Firehouse Festival, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum)

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