Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, Boston

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  • We visited the Waterworks museum on a cold, grey December day and loved it. Having driven by the beautiful building for years, it was great to finally explore the waterworks up close. The scale is ama...  more »
  • This was the highlight of my trip to Boston. The museum is amazing with some great volunteers to show you around. There are some huge steam engines and the volunteers tell you about the history of the...  more »
  • Easy to get to by Tram/Train. About a 5-10 min walk from the end of the line. A scenic and enjoyable ride and area around Museum. Great stories and something kids love. Boys especially just love the i...  more »
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  • Such a cool and informative museum. The staff especially Steve and Sally perfectly explained everything and answered all of the questions. It was really impressive how knowledgeable they were. The machinery itself was amazing to look at and fascinating to learn about. I will definitely be recommending this place to others. It's free!
  • Nice place to go see for a short, quiet, chill, relaxing, calm time. Just something interesting to see. Nothing super fun or something like that, just a bit quiet time to think and wonder at what you see.
  • Fascinating story of how they got water from the reservoirs to the big city back in the day. The pumps are immense and a wonder to behold. And the building is an architectural gem. Our guide, Joe, was delightful and full of interesting, detailed stories. Best of all: it's free!
  • When at Chestnut Hill, you shouldn't miss the opportunity of venturing in a museum containing some engineering masterpieces. Simply enjoy a breath-taking experience while learning how tap-water made it to Boston's homes for quite a long time.
  • One of my favorite places in Boston! The steam engines are absolutely works of art. The tour is interesting and the staff are friendly.

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