Director’s Welcome

Welcome to the website of Fairmount Water Works. A significant part of Philadelphia’s history, architecture, infrastructure and growth, we pride ourselves on our almost 200-year legacy. Since opening becoming an environmental center in 2003, we have strived to educate the public on the importance of water resource protection.

On this site you will find a wealth of information about our unique educational programs for K-12 students, college students, and teachers; public tours and lectures; and partnerships with organizations that are equally as passionate about the environment.

I hope you will explore all that we have to offer, and be inspired to visit us at 640 Water Works Drive.

Karen Young

Executive Director

Upcoming Events

  1. 2018 Walk for Water (5K Run/Walk)

    March 24 @ 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  2. The Historic Fairmount Water Works: Inside & Out

    April 22 @ 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  3. A Walk Along the Parkway Tour

    April 26 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  4. A Walk Along the Parkway

    May 3 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  5. The Historic Fairmount Water Works: Inside & Out

    May 13 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM