The Shreveport Water Works Museum tells the story of Shreveport's early efforts to create a source of clean water for the city. It houses what is believed to be the oldest intact collection of Victorian era waterworks equipment, offering a fascinating look into the past, into industrial equipment and engineering and the importance of clean water. Originally called the McNeill Street Pumping Station (because it was formerly accessed via McNeill Street) , it is designated a "National Historic Landmark." The McNeill Street Pumping Station Preservation Society (MSPSPS), established in 1999, serves as the "friends" organization for the museum and is currently funding, managing and running the facility. The facility is available for events on a rental basis, regular daily admission is free.Make Shreveport Water Works Museum a part of your Shreveport vacation plans using our Shreveport attractions planner.
Shreveport Water Works Museum Reviews
Very nice museum. Good notes on machinery, guide was very informative on history. Takes about 30 min to walk through and read info. more »
The docent was very friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed our visit to the Water Works and Train museum. My son had fun blowing the whistle. It was a quick visit, but worth the stop. more »
This place is fascinating. It's got all the big machines, tanks, even the tool shop right in place exactly as it all was years ago. You can walk up and touch things, turn on the pump to see how it worked, and get a strong feel for what it was all like back in the day. And it's free. Well worth taking out the time in the middle of the day for a visit, along with the railroad museum on the same property.
The water works is full of really cool old water pumps and a history of water in the city of Shreveport. There are some interactive parts so you can see how the water is treated and delivered to taps. My kids really enjoyed seeing all the big machines!
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