Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Education Center, Philadelphia

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  • It's the "what is this building?" you see from the art museum. Seeing the river at "eye level," standing by they huge mechanisms that used to supply the city with water, and learning about natural wat...  more »
  • There is a lot do to in Philly and it is an easy city to walk. Aside from the many great places that charge an entry there are also a few gems that are free. Fairmont Water Works Interpretive Center i...  more »
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  • Beautiful historic building and breathtaking scenery! Drop by the Interpretive Center (free admission) to learn more about the much-touted former pumping station that supplied water from the Schuylkill River to the city for much of the 1800s. The presentation is informative and entertaining for both kids and adults. Some of the original facilities on display, such as a turbine from 1851, are really neat. Drinking from the water fountain was another neat experience, especially after we learned from an exhibit that the water comes directly from the Schuylkill River. It did assure visitors that the water has been cleaned and is perfectly potable (it is!).
  • This is a hidden gem. Guess, not many people know about this place. was very interesting to know about how the water needs were met in the past and in the current day. Lots of exhibits to keep the kids entertained and wanting to know more. As a result of visiting this place, we in the household have certainly become conscious when wasting water (when brushing or washing things) and have reduced our wastage.

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