After a series of site evaluations and assessments of the Interpretive Center after Hurricane Ida, executive director Karen Young shares an update of the status of our Center and our newest exhibition POOL: A Social History of Segregation. Click here to read the full statement.

What’s Happening

Art in the Open Call for Artists

DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2016 FEE (USD): $35.00 To apply visit: Professional artists working in all media are invited to participate in Art in the Open 2016. Beginning Friday, May 13 through Sunday, May 15, 2016, artists will use Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River Banks as their studio space, creating new works of art ‘outside, on-site.’ Art in […]

200th Anniversary Kickoff Event a Success

Dear Friends,   We’ve had many unforgettable moments this year, including the 200th anniversary kickoff event on Thursday, September 10.    Nearly one hundred supporters and partners gathered beneath the Water Works Pavilion to celebrate the occasion. The event included a poetry reading by Beth Kephart; remarks from our friends from Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, […]

Alison Stigora a Part of Pearl Street Passage Project

Congrats to artist Alison Stigora for her participation in DesignPhiladelphia’s Pearl Street Passage project. Alison is also the commissioned artist of our Art on the Circuit project, to be revealed in 2016! Click here for the full article.

Redeem Your FREE 200th Anniversary Gift!

You may have seen a brochure with this image included in your last water bill. Bring the brochure to the Fairmount Water Works to receive your free commemorative gift! (While supplies last.)

Flood Mitigation Contest

Calling all Engineering, Design, Architecture, and Planning Students You Could Win $2,500 Second Place Prize – $1,000Third Place Prize – $500 Philadelphia-area college students can use their skills to provide a creative solution to the increasing problem of flooding at the Fairmount Water Works during extreme weather events. When the building opened in 1815 as […]

I-676 Travel Advisory

Two More Bridges Over I-676 in Philadelphia Scheduled to Close Thursday Morning I-676 to Close at Night Next Week between I-76 and Broad Street  King of Prussia, PA – The 19th Street bridge and the Free Library pedestrian bridge over Interstate 676 in Philadelphia will be closed for replacement early Thursday morning, October 1, as […]

Boat Rides, LEGO Boats to Highlight Pennsylvania Coast Day

PHILADELPHIA — Over 550 people will enjoy a free boat ride atPennsylvania Coast Day on Sept. 12, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Penn’s Landing. The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary will give away over 350 tickets for the RiverLink Ferry and 150 tickets for the Patriot. Both tours will be narrated. It is […]

August 20th “River Reimagined” Tour Cancelled

Due to the forecast of inclement weather (thunderstorms, downpours, etc.), and for the safety of our visitors, the August 20th River Reimagined tour has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience, and hope that you’ll visit the Fairmount Water Works soon!