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Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center

Excitement at the Fairmount Water Works is everywhere – in the galleries, the theater, special exhibits, and by the river’s edge. The Fairmount Water Works is the nation’s first urban water supply system, providing water to the city from 1815-1909. Also known for its historic neoclassical architecture, the site is one of Philadelphia’s most recognizable landmarks. Since opening its doors in 2003 as an urban environmental education center, it has served as a destination for more than 500,000 visitors of all ages, teaching people how to become better water resource stewards. Come discover the wonders of water in our world.

Open Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm
Closed Mondays and legal holidays
Free Admission

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This is a NaturePHL site. NaturePHL is a collaborative effort helping Philadelphia children and families achieve better health through activity in local parks, trails, and green spaces.