Join GoPhillyGo on Wednesday, April 19, at 6:00 pm for a tour of Fairmount Water Works followed by a happy hour and snacks. Learn about this award-winning urban environmental education center that dates back to the 19th century and is noted as a National Historic Landmark, a Civil Engineering Landmark, and National Mechanical Engineering Landmark. The tour will also include the Mussel Hatchery Exhibition. This event is free, but space is limited. Registration is recommended: Click here to register now. Join the Facebook event page too!
Following the tour, refreshments will be available (21+ to drink). Vegetarian and vegan friendly.
FWW is located on the east bank of the Schuylkill River between historic Boat House Row and the Philadelphia Museum of Art at 640 Waterworks Dr. Don't worry about parking! The Fairmount Water Works is easily accessible by public transit, bike and foot. Use GoPhillyGo.org to plan your car-free trip.
About Fairmount Water Works
Fairmount Water Works (FWW) opened in 1815 to provide safe, clean drinking water to Philadelphia. As new, technologically advanced facilities were built, FWW was transformed into an aquarium and later an indoor swimming pool. Today, FWW is home to an environmental education center as well as The Mussel Hatchery Exhibition and Aquatic Field Station.
The mission of FWW is to foster stewardship of our shared water resources by encouraging informed decisions about the use of land and water. We educate citizens about Philadelphia’s urban watershed – its past, present and future – and collaborate with partners to instill an appreciation for the connections between daily life and the natural environment.
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