Plan Your Visit

Hours of Operation

Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM


Free two-hour parking is available along Water Works Drive.


Free general admission to the public and Philadelphia School District student groups. The recommended donations for special group tours and student groups outside the City of Philadelphia are as follows:

  • School Groups (K-12th) – $6.00-$10.00/person
  • College/University Groups – $6.00-$10.00/person ($10.00/person after business hours)
  • Boy/Girl Scouts – $8.00/person
  • General Tours/Adults Groups – $10.00/person
  • Specialty Tours: Varied

School Groups

Feel free to complete an Educator Request Form.

Historic Fairmount Water Works Tours

For a guided tour of the historic Fairmount Water Works, please view our current offerings.


Donations to “The Fund for the Water Works” are welcome and can be made online or in person.


Fairmount Water Works is ADA-accessible.

Map & Directions

Upcoming Events

  1. The Watershed is An Open Book

    November 15 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  2. The Watershed is An Open Book

    November 17 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  3. The Watershed is an Open Book

    November 29 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  4. The Watershed is An Open Book

    December 6 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  5. The Watershed is An Open Book

    December 8 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM