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Admission

Admission

The Museum is free for general admission, but donations are welcome! We suggest $5 per person to help support our education and preservation efforts.

For group tours larger than 6 people, please call ahead and speak with our Director of Events Amanda Fisher by email or at 617-277-0065 x12. Guided tours must be pre-arranged to ensure that our skilled docents are available to help you enjoy your visit, and there is a modest fee associated.

For educational field trips, please contact our Manager of Education Services Eva Goodman by email or at 617-277-0065 x15. Education programs can be tailored to fit your needs and further information is available. Education programs also incur modest fees.

Hours

Hours

Winter (Dec. 1 – Mar. 31):

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

Summer (Apr. 1 – Nov. 30):

  • 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
Directions

Directions

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

By Car

Map It!

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.

Parking

Parking

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

Accessibility

Accessibility

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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