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The Museum is Open Today from 11AM-4PM



The Museum is free for general admission (except for reserved tours or groups of 6+), but donations are very welcome! The Waterworks is a small, private, nonprofit organization that maintains and preserves the historic building and its collections. We suggest $5 per person to help support our education and preservation efforts. And, we invite you to explore our membership and online donation portals to help support our mission. Thank you!


Private Rentals

For inquiries regarding private rental of the Waterworks Museum, please contact Director of Private Events Amanda Fisher at or by phone at 617-277-0065 x12. The Museum has partnerships with several preferred or exclusive providers for such events. Details on those providers, fee schedules, and walk-through appointments are available through Ms. Fisher.


Group Tours

For group tours larger than 6 people, please call ahead and speak with our Director of Events Amanda Fisher at or at 617-277-0065 x12. Guided tours of 6 or more must be pre-arranged two weeks in advance to ensure that our skilled docents are available to help you enjoy your visit and that we can adequately accommodate parking or bus drop-off. There is a modest fee associated with scheduled group tours.


School and Camp Field Trips

For educational field trips for schools or camps, please contact our Director of Events Amanda Fisher at or 617-277-0065 x12. Programs are scheduled for Wednesday through Friday only and we request 2 weeks notice to schedule an educational program. The museum is closed to the public on Mondays and Tuesdays. Further information is available through Ms. Fisher. Education programs also incur modest fees.


Our Neighbors

Please note, the Museum shares its space with immediately adjacent private residences. We ask that you observe and respect the private residential and parking areas (signs posted as appropriate), and help us maintain a tranquil environment for our neighbors. Thank you for your assistance.



Winter (Nov. 1 – Mar. 31):

  • Wednesday – Sunday 11AM-4PM
  • Closed Monday and Tuesday

Summer (Apr. 1 – Oct. 31):

  • Wednesday 11AM-8:30PM
    Thursday – Sunday 11AM-4PM
  • Closed Monday and Tuesday

Holidays (closed)

  • New Year’s Day – January 1
  • Independence Day – July 4
  • Thanksgiving Day – November (fourth Thursday)
  • Christmas Day – December 25


The Museum is located at 2450 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02467

By Car

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By Train

Take Green Line “B” to the Chestnut Hill Avenue Station. Walk down Chestnut Hill Avenue toward Cleveland Circle. Walk 7-10 minutes west on Beacon Street, with the reservoir on your right. The Waterworks Museum will be on your left.

Take the Green Line “C” to Cleveland Circle Station. Walk 7-10 minutes west on Beacon Street, with the reservoir on your right. The Waterworks Museum will be on your left.

Take the Green Line “D” to Reservoir Station. Walk to your right toward Cleveland Circle. The reservoir will be ahead of you, and a park on the left. Turn left onto Beacon Street. Walk 7-10 minutes straight up Beacon Street, with the reservoir on your right. The Waterworks Museum will be on your left.



Please note that parking is limited. There are only 20 parking spaces in the Waterworks complex allocated for exclusive use by the Museum. Please park in spaces labeled “Museum Visitor.” The condominium property manager enforces the Museum’s parking policy.

Buses will park offsite, except during drop-off and pick-up.

Waterworks Parking Map



The Waterworks Museum is committed to providing a quality experience for all our visitors. The exhibits, programs, and restrooms are accessible to visitors who are variously challenged. An accessible ramp entrance is located on the west side of the building immediately as you enter the driveway off Beacon Street. While animals are not permitted in the Museum, service animals are welcome with visitors. The Waterworks is stroller friendly and we encourage families to take part in our programs.

For more information, please call the Museum at 617-277-0065.



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