Shreveport Water Works Museum

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Shreveport Water Works Museum

Shreveport Water Works Museum
4.5
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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Shreveport's first water works was built in 1887. A National Historic Landmark. Free admission.
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Jpamr5
Richmond, TX937 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
We visited a little after 10 AM on Friday, October 29, 2021. Admission is free but donations are accepted and worth donating.
We selected the self-guided tour using a phone. Also picked up the self-guided tour brochure, also the docent (I believe his name was Kevin) added extra information and showed us how to pull the steam powered whistle. Explanations were short and understandable. Equipment was amazing and how the process was done over a hundred years ago.
Written 29 October 2021
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Nancy A
95 contributions
Aug 2021
I did the self guided tour, but the gentleman there that day was very helpful in answering my questions. It opened in 1887 and wasn’t retired until 1980. The entire physical plant remains in place, and boy is everything huge. Lots of fun.
Written 30 August 2021
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BBoyDTF
Crandall, TX315 contributions
Jul 2021
We enjoyed our free tour of the water works and the extra history and stories behind the facility. The young man was a great guide. We highly recommend this tour if you like to learn more about how cities infrastructure change over time, and abit about Shreveport as well.
Written 22 July 2021
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Stevie C
Wichita, KS8 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Our family loved the tour. We enjoyed seeing the old equipment, and was able to see one of the pumps in action.
Written 18 July 2021
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Urbanczyk
1 contribution
Jan 2021 • Couples
Such a gem of a place to visit!! We did the guided tour with Kevin, and he was fantastic! Very knowledgeable and gave a great presentation of information!
Written 3 January 2021
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Yishih
Sugar Land, TX15 contributions
Nov 2020
My family of 6 (3 adults 3 teens) visited from Houston and was greatly impressed by the history and technicalities of the Shreveport Water Works Museum. It's amazing how much work goes into the process before we may drink safe water. The guide, Keven, was knowledgeable, friendly, and fun to be with. A great tour!
Written 28 November 2020
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jbwhitehouse
Dallas, TX1,672 contributions
Nov 2020
Kevin guided us through this very interesting historical treasure--now a museum of the McNeill Street Pumping Station that was operational from 1887-1980. He provided history and explanations of the original equipment, instrumentation, and tools. This free museum also offers an excellent brochure if you want to do a self-guiding tour. Very worthwhile preservation of the water works. Something for everyone.
Written 11 November 2020
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Odyssey825188
1 contribution
Aug 2020 • Family
Our tour guide Chris was amazing! The history and preservation of all the machines and the buildings is most definitely a must see!
Written 2 August 2020
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Bo and Janice
Kountze, TX4 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
This was a interesting place to visit. It was quite warm. It would be more comfortable to visit on a cloudy day or cooler weather. We really enjoyed everything and the tour guide was very knowledgeable.
Written 28 July 2020
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PHotoGuy2020
United States2 contributions
Sep 2019
waterworks is a must-visit while in Shreveport. you can learn so much from Shreveport's history and past and also up close and personal tour of how Shreveport purified and prepared their water hundreds of years ago it fantastic. another one on the fave list for brianwillettphotography.com
Written 24 June 2020
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Shreveport Water Works Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Tue - Tue 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wed - Wed 10:00 AM - 4:00 AM
  • Thu - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM