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Welcome to Louisville Water Tower
To meet the “towering expectations” of the future, Louisville Water Tower is currently undergoing major renovations. Contact Us for information on rentals, field trips or tours.
Learn more about the progress we’ve made with Louisville Water Tower renovations and facility updates.
Located on the scenic banks of the Ohio River, Louisville Water Tower is a National Historic Landmark, an ideal event location, and a great place to learn about Louisville’s award-winning drinking water, Louisville Pure Tap®.
Unique Experiences. Lasting Memories.
Home of the iconic 185-foot water tower and the WaterWorks Museum, Louisville Water Tower is the site where Louisville Water’s operations began and is still in use today.
This union of original architecture and modern innovation stands as a legacy of Louisville Water’s important role in the community – past, present, and future.
Join us for unique experiences and lasting memories – book your event or tour today!
This historic site offers a 2,200-square-foot Grand Hall with elaborate, original architectural features throughout, including a brass, spiral staircase under 50-foot ceilings.
The space is accentuated by large, ornate windows that give way to dramatic views overlooking the Riverside Terrace and Ohio River. Guests may also enjoy marveling at the amazing architecture while outdoors on Water Tower Plaza.
The WaterWorks Museum, located in the West Wing, is open to guests during venue rentals. The East Wing features a reception area, restrooms, and a kitchen, creating the perfect venue to host an unforgettable event.
Our 600,000 square feet of multipurpose green space is ideal for those looking to host larger outdoor events, such as concerts or festivals.
We help couples bring their visions to life whether it’s a daytime affair in the Grand Hall or an evening of dancing under the stars. Let us help your dreams come true!
Student Field Trips
Water is an engaging teaching tool for students of all ages. A visit provides an interactive learning experience through tours, hands-on lessons, and a visit to an active pump station. We’re flowing with knowledge and thirsty to share.
Learn how Louisville makes the best tasting tap water in the nation. It only takes three days from the river to faucet, but we’ve been perfecting this recipe for over 150 years!
Located inside Louisville Water’s original Pumping Station No. 1, the WaterWorks Museum highlights the company’s past and present dedication to creating the best tasting tap water in the nation, Louisville Pure Tap®.Learn More