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Plan your visit to Louisville Water Tower. There’s over 160 years of history and innovation that goes into every glass of Louisville Pure Tap® and we’re thirsty to share it with you.

Located inside Louisville Water’s original pumping stations, the WaterWorks Museum houses archives of historic photographs, films, and memorabilia, some of which date back to 1860.

Plus, tour a giant steam engine and step inside the Louisville Water Tower, the nation’s oldest standing ornamental water tower.

Arrange a field trip, group tour or visit us on one of our WaterWorks Museum open days.


Additional Information

Hours of Operation

Beginning in April 2024, Louisville Water Tower is open for public visits the second Sunday of each month from 12–5 p.m. Tours start at the top of the hour beginning 1 p.m. The last tour of the day departs at 4 p.m.

Purchase tickets here

Tickets are also available at the door with a credit card payment.

Louisville Water Tower also hosts group tours and field trips.


Located five miles from downtown Louisville and less than a mile from the I-71 exit, Louisville Water Tower entrance is at the intersection of Zorn Avenue and River Road. Extended driveway and green space welcome you to the property.

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What to Expect

Your visit to Louisville Water Tower includes a walking tour of the Pumping Station, Louisville Water Tower, and exterior grounds. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Tours last about 30 – 45 minutes and begin at the top of each hour.

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Our Address:
3005 River Road
Louisville, KY 40207

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By Phone:(502) 897-1481
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