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Waterworks Museum
2450 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02467

Explore the social, public health, engineering and architectural history of Boston.

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. Our stories tell how Boston grew to be the city it is today. You can explore the remarkable machinery, wonder at the massive wrenches that kept the pumps running, and marvel at the beautiful architecture.


  • Guided and self-guided tours
  • Hands-on activities and interactive exhibits
  • Lectures on public health, civil engineering, architecture and more

Located just west of Cleveland Circle on the Chestnut Hill Reservoir, walking distance to the MBTA Green Line. Limited parking. Visit our website for more information.

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Open Wednesday through Sunday, 11-4

Free; donation suggested

Public Transportation:
MBTA Green Line