Philadelphia Sights

Fairmount Waterworks

  • Waterworks Dr., off Kelly Dr. Map It
  • Fairmount Park
  • Building/Architectural Site

Published 02/01/2016

Fodor's 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, and an information center.

Sight Information


Waterworks Dr., off Kelly Dr., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19130, USA

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Interpretive center Tues.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. 1–5
  • Donations suggested for group tours

Published 02/01/2016


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