Fodor's Expert Review Fairmount Waterworks

Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Fairmount Building/Architectural Site

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.

Building/Architectural Site

Quick Facts

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


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Free, Donations suggested for group tours

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