Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Education Center, Philadelphia

4.8
Educational Site · Tourist Spot
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  • Plan on spending 45-90 minutes to learn about the innovative method used to originally supply Philadelphia with water. They have a few interactive displays that all will enjoy. We especially liked...  more »
  • This little gem of a learning center is tucked "behind" the art museum down along the Schuylkill River. It is a fascinating visit. Depending upon how inquisitive you and and your family are I would...  more »
  • The Water Works was closed before we arrived so we just walked around outside and took in some of the beautiful views of Philadelphia at sunset and after dark. There was a viewing platform by the...  more »
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  • If you can find a parking spot it's a nice place to visit. Especially if you want to fish below the dam. But a lot of snags in the water. Maybe someday they will clean up the junk on the bottom. All kind of fish ! Some very, very big catfish !
  • Free. Fun. Informative. Learn about that most precious of commodities: water. How did the city harness its power and hydrate it's citizens? Find out here.
  • Nice place to take the family. The museum is free and has a lot of information about the water and the river to be more specific. We went on a hot day and the air was ice cold and the area outside was nice with many trees. Will come again.
  • The venue is right on the schuylkill river with beautiful views of boathouse row. They have a great outdoor area plus limited indoor areas for hosting events.
  • Beautiful scenery. The Water Works is a great picture spot and revives the classical architecture of American ideas of cities of the future. The Water Works museum is informative and insightful in different aspects as the history of the water works, its role in Philadelphia, the architecture, old and new water treatment. You learn history, science, biology of the area, and hydraulics engineering. I stopped by without knowing it was a learning experience but it was great. Definitely recommend.

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