COVID19 Update: The Interpretive Center is closed to the public until further notice. Read the latest statement here.

Welcome to the Fairmount Water Works website!

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The Fairmount Water Works is located at:

640 Waterworks Drive (Lower Level)

Philadelphia, PA 19130

(The Interpretive Center is closed until further notice.)

Hours of Operation

Tuesday – Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday 1:00pm – 5:00pm

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Extreme Weather Preparedness: How FWW Averted Devastation from Tropical Storm Isaias

A special thanks to our staff, supporters, and volunteers who have been working diligently to help us recover from the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias! Read the latest statement from our Executive Director, Karen Young. Learn more


About Us

We educate citizens about Philadelphia’s urban watershed – its past, present and future – and collaborate with partners to instill an appreciation for the connections between daily life and the natural environment.

The Fairmount Water Works has been an iconic landmark and popular tourist attraction since it opened in 1815 as a state of the art pumping station.

Now home to the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center, it has a new lease on life as a hub for STEAM and environmental education, scientific research, and community events – and remains a popular destination for visitors and locals alike!

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