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.

WaterWorks Museum

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


Additional Information

Upcoming Open Days

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.

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

Out of the Archives

WaterWorks Museum Rates

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

Purchase tickets here

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

Connect with Louisville Water Tower

Our Address:
3005 River Road
Louisville, KY 40207

Contact Us
By Phone:
(502) 897-1481
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