Want to see pieces of water mains more than 150 years old? Study a cross-section of a fire hydrant? Or explore a 100-foot-tall restored steam pump? Experience all that and more on Sunday, Feb. 9 at Louisville Water Tower Park, located at 3005 River Road. It’s open that day to the public from 12 to 5 p.m. General admission is $5 per person ($4 for seniors and $3 for military).
Included with your admission to Louisville Water Tower Park:
WaterWorks Museum — Located in the west wing of the Original Pumping Station, the museum highlights Louisville Water’s considerable archive of historic photographs, some dating back to 1860, films and memorabilia.
The museum appeals to visitors of all ages, including children, with tower building activities, dress like a water company employee station, scavenger hunts and much more.
Visitors will also discover Louisville Water’s story, whose groundbreaking research in water science and engineering has contributed to safe drinking water methods used throughout the world.
Pumping Station No. 3 – In October it was opened for tours at Louisville Water Tower Park after an extensive two-year renovation. Visitors can see the 100-foot tall restored steam pump and see a film on its history.
Guided Tour — Information on the iconic Water Tower, and well as a tour of the grounds that sit on the banks of the Ohio River.
Can’t make it Sunday? Schedule a tour for your group of 10 or more by calling 502.897.1481 or visit LouisvilleWater.com and click on the Water Tower Park tab.