WaterWorks Museum

Step inside the WaterWorks Museum to see the history of Louisville’s drinking water come to life!

Located inside the west wing of Louisville Water Company’s original Pumping Station No. 1, the WaterWorks Museum highlights Louisville Water’s archive of historic photographs, films, and memorabilia, some of which date back to 1860.

Discover the company’s contributions to safe drinking water through its innovations in science and engineering. Special exhibits rotate throughout the year.

Upcoming Open Days

To meet the “towering expectations” of the future, Louisville Water Tower is currently undergoing major renovations, including the restoration of the beautiful historic tower to its original elegance.

During this time, WaterWorks Museum is also undergoing exhibit updates with an interactive component.

What to Expect

A visit to Louisville Water Tower includes times in the WaterWorks Museum, a guided walking tour of the Original Pumping Station, Water Tower, and exterior grounds. Tours begin at the top of each hour and last 30-45 minutes.

 A portion of the experience is outdoors so please dress appropriately.

On Exhibit

Louisville Water Tower and WaterWorks Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting materials relating to Louisville Water, past and present.

    Permanent Exhibits

    • Our People
    • Our Community
    • Water Treatment Process
    • Fuller Theater

WaterWorks Museum Rates

Ages 6+: $5.00
Seniors: $4.00
Military: $3.00


Connect with Louisville Water Tower

Our Address:
3005 River Road
Louisville, KY 40207

Contact Us
By Phone:
(502) 897-1481
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