Engineered to Engage Curious Minds
The Waterworks Museum interprets unique stories of one of the country's first metropolitan water systems through exhibitions and educational programs on engineering, architecture, social history, and public health.
- Waterworks Wednesday Book Club: The Gilded Age by Mark Twain September 6, 2017 • 10am
- Cuisine Blue – Tickets Now Available!: First Annual Waterworks Museum Fundraiser September 16, 2017 • 6:30pm
- Waterworks Wednesday Book Club: Boston on Fire by Stephanie Schorow October 4, 2017 • 10am
- Waterworks Wednesday Book Club: Boston Miscellany by William Marchione November 1, 2017 • 10am
New Waterworks exhibit highlights resilient design in Boston Harbor.
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#FreeFunFridays A Hit! It was nothing short of spectacular for the Waterworks on Friday, July 14! Not only did the rain hold off, but the museum set a one-day attendance record of almost 1,000 visitors! The museum staff, volunteers, and board members were thrilled with the turnout and can’t thank the Highland Street Foundation enough for sponsoring the Free Fun Fridays program. Our programs were . . .
Great Engines Hall
The centerpiece of the Waterworks Museum is its collection of steam engines. Three original coal-powered, steam-driven water pumps are preserved at the Museum and are monuments to 19th century technology and innovation. Leavitt, Worthington, and Allis stand in the Great Engines Hall and reach more than 3 stories tall. Walk around each and see the multitude of perfectly engineered parts that pumped million gallons of freshwater a day into the City of Boston.