Fairmount Water Works

Fairmount WaterWorks viewed from the South Garden

The Fairmount Water Works' history spans its initial success as a public drinking water pumping station to its role today as an innovator in environmental education. As the Philadelphia Water Department’s environmental education center, the Fairmount Water Works is a living laboratory for water-based research and a hub of public education, interpretation, and real-time learning. This National Historic Landmark, Civil Engineering Landmark, and National Mechanical Engineering Landmark brings the visitor a wealth of knowledge about the past, present, and future of water’s role in human-driven processes. Head over to the Fairmount Water Works to learn about the human impact on local and regional ecosystems, how mussels are cleaning our watershed, and so much more. Get location, hours, and program details at www.fairmountwaterworks.org/.

640 Waterworks Drive