Plan Your Visit
Hours of Operation
Tuesday – Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm – 5:00pm
The Fairmount Water Works is located at:
640 Waterworks Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Free two-hour parking is available along Water Works Drive.
Just down the hill from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Water Works is easy to reach by SEPTA bus route 38 and 32.
Other bus and rail lines stop a short walk away. Visit SEPTA.org or Google Transit to map your route.
The seasonal Philly PHLASH service also provides a quick and convenient connection between the FWW / Art Museum area and other Philadelphia attractions
Stop 11 is served by both the PHLASH Downtown Loop and the Zoo & Please Touch Museum Loop
General admission is free. Donations are welcome and can be made online or in person.
Groups and Tours
Recommended donations for groups and tours are as follows:
|School Groups (K‑12th):||$6.00–$10.00/person|
($10.00/person after business hours)
|General Tours/Adult Groups:||$10.00/person|
Groups of 10 or more must schedule in advance. Call 215‑685‑0723 to schedule a visit.
The Fairmount Water Works is ADA-accessible.
Explore our Exhibits
Check these out!
Engine House Theater
Watch a movie about the history of Philadelphia and the role that the Water Works played.
Know Your Watershed
Explore the natural beauty of our region, discover the fascinating history of water systems and the growth of our city, and learn about water treatment and Philadelphia’s water and sewer systems with one of our friendly and knowledgeable tour guides! The Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center offers on-site and off-site tours that explore Philadelphia’s waterways […]
Experience a living science laboratory in action, get a behind-the-scenes look at the life and times of a freshwater mussel, and enjoy a unique view of the ever-changing Schuylkill River habitat.
“Hydraulica” has “popped up” in front of the Independence Seaport Museum! This public art installation was developed in partnership with Fairmount Water Works to help visitors experience and connect to the river and our watershed.