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Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, Boston

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  • We were walking the reservoir and decided to go to the Waterworks on a whim. I am so glad we did. What a wonderful surprise. The architecture was amazing as was all the stuff involving providing the c...  more »
  • One of the best museum around Boston, not so many people go there, good we got a visit with Joe for our family, he is amazing and you can fell the passion and dedication to the museum. Free and you ca...  more »
  • The exterior of the museum is an architectural wonder - who would have thought to enclose a water pumping station within it? If you are into the Richardson style (Boston's Trinity Church and several t...  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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