Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Education Center, Philadelphia

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  • Plan on spending 45-90 minutes to learn about the innovative method used to originally supply Philadelphia with water. They have a few interactive displays that all will enjoy. We especially liked... 
    Plan on spending 45-90 minutes to learn about the innovative method used to originally supply Philadelphia with water. They have a few interactive displays that all will enjoy. We especially liked...  more »
  • This little gem of a learning center is tucked "behind" the art museum down along the Schuylkill River. It is a fascinating visit. Depending upon how inquisitive you and and your family are I would... 
    This little gem of a learning center is tucked "behind" the art museum down along the Schuylkill River. It is a fascinating visit. Depending upon how inquisitive you and and your family are I would...  more »
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  • It seems only fitting that inside the City of Love sits one of the most unique and fantastic wedding venues. A bit like something out of a fairytale, and once praised for its “pleasant design” by Charles Dickens, the Water Works is a National Historic Landmark that offers couples the choice of several amazing sites within the venue to bring the vision for their wedding to life. Neoclassical architecture sets an ethereal tone, and its design is a romantic pairing of nature and modern technology. The Engine House is a slice of historical elegance in classic Philadelphia style. The hardwood floor stretches out beneath its original crystal chandelier while simple details warm the room making it ideal to host an indoor ceremony. Complete with a tented Veranda for hosting the cocktail hour that overlooks the river, friends, and family can enjoy the breathtaking view of Boathouse Row and the Center City skyline. The Engine House features chef-attended interactive stations, a raw bar, a food library, and a full-service bar. The ballroom can also host a cocktail hour. Couples who wish to have an outdoor ceremony can choose between the Grand Pavilion or the Gazebo. Standing over the Schuylkill River in grand, Neoclassic style with columns framing the space, the Grand Pavilion is a picturesque setting to say “I do.” A columned walkway leads out to the Gazebo off of the Mill House Deck. Surrounded by meticulously kept grounds and eye-catching architecture, the vintage Gazebo is classic and sophisticated.
  • If you can find a parking spot it's a nice place to visit. Especially if you want to fish below the dam. But a lot of snags in the water. Maybe someday they will clean up the junk on the bottom just below the dam. All kind of fish ! Some very, very big catfish !

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