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Fairmount Waterworks

Fairmount Waterworks Review

Designed by Frederick Graff, this National Historic Engineering Landmark built in 1815 was the first steam-pumping station of its kind in the country. The notable assemblage of Greek Revival buildings—one of the city's most beautiful sights—sits just behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art; it includes an interpretive center with original machinery on display, an art gallery, an upscale restaurant, and an information center.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Waterworks Dr., off Kelly Dr., Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA, 19130 | Map It
  • Phone: 215/685–0719
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Interpretive center Tues.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. 1–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Fairmount Park
Updated: 05-19-2011

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