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.

Tours

The Interpretive Center is not offering in-person tours at this time. If you are on our outdoor grounds, download the Urban Reveal app for a safe, socially-distant self-guided tour experience.

The Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center offers on-site and off-site tours that explore Philadelphia’s waterways and watersheds and our connection to them.

Tours are an excellent way to 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.

2019 Tours

River Reimagined: A Land & Water Tour

Learn about the Fairmount Water Works, one of Philadelphia’s first tourist attractions, and cruise the Schuylkill for a new perspective on sites along this historic river. After a brief tour of the Fairmount Water Works, stroll through the beautifully landscaped South Garden, and along the Schuylkill Banks for a 1.5 mile walk to the Walnut Street dock to board a boat for a 1-hour narrated cruise.


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