Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center

640 Waterworks Dr.
Philadelphia, PA 19130- Map It
Phone: (215) 685-0723

AAA Editor Notes

Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center is within Fairmount Park behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art at 640 Waterworks Dr. Serving as a model for more than 30 other American water delivery systems, the Fairmont Water Works was a 19th-century engineering wonder providing clean water to the growing Philadelphia vicinity. Operating 1815-1909, it now houses historical and interactive environmental exhibits, galleries, a theater, a freshwater muscle hatchery and displays that invite visitors to discover the wonders of water. Guided tours are available upon request. Guided tours are available.
Free.
Station: 30th
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 1-5. Closed major holidays. Allow 2 hours minimum.