Shreveport Water Works Museum

Shreveport Water Works Museum

Shreveport Water Works Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 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, Texas937 contributions
    Worth a donation
    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.
    Visited October 2021
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 October 2021
  • Yishih
    Sugar Land, Texas15 contributions
    A great tour for all!
    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!
    Visited November 2020
    Written 28 November 2020
  • Philip T
    1 contribution
    Worth a visit.
    Brought my 2 sons (2 and 4) and wife with me to check out the museum. We spent a little over an hour here. My boys liked the huge mechanisms, the 3 tons flywheel (especially when they turned it on), blowing the whistle, and peering into the empty water containers. They also had a good time running around the museum and liked the model train. My wife thought it "was cool" and "liked it". The guide was helpful and knowledgeable. Worth a visit.
    Visited June 2020
    Written 21 June 2020
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SMS
19 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
The pumping station was an amazing find. To go inside to see what American ingenuity and time talent and work can do. The tour is either self, QR Code or guide. We did self and there is a brochure, and each stop is numbered on the brochure. The brochure is in great detail and the signs at each stop are informative and complete. If you like me love this sort of thing and all the tools, hardware, metal and mechanics this is for you. It takes a short time to do and is the last steam powered pumping station when it was shut down in 1986. The pumps are like pieces of art. And amazing!
Written 27 September 2023
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Andrzej W
2 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
This place is truly a hidden gem. An atmospheric place full of history - clearly a museum created by passionate people. Though the place is admission free, I highly recommend donating if you're able - it'd be a shame to see a spot like this disappear.
The tour guide is very knowledgeable and, importantly, cares about the museum.
Also, whoever designed the black and gold blueprints and plaques did an incredible job!
Written 15 September 2023
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Safari30600687689
Emmaus, PA6 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
The docent at the Water Works Museum was very knowledgeable. It is great to see old facilities like this one able to have tours. So glad it wasn’t torn down years ago so we could experience it.
Written 14 September 2023
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Joe M
1 contribution
May 2023
Kevin did an awesome tour and explained in great detail how the water supply for Shreveport was accomplished back in teh day.
Written 25 May 2023
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TheTravelingBuck-i
Ostrander, OH43 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
A visit to the last known STEAM-POWERED MUNICIPAL WATER TREATMENT PLANT IN THE UNITED STATES was interesting and educational. It is history worth saving and sharing. An all volunteer staff oversees the museum and our guide Paul Williams did an excellent job sharing his knowledge of the this facility, its workings, and importance to Shreveport. For railroad fans a small museum is right next door and includes historical photos, documents, wooden inspector’s rail cart, working layout and more. We found these museums to be worth a visit! Also, donations are much appreciated and needed if these museums are to be maintain, improved and preserved for future generations.
Written 6 May 2023
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Bob E
Shreveport, LA3 contributions
Jan 2023
Today was my second visit. first was 8-10 years ago. Kevin was our guide. knowledgeable and very entertaining. really nice guy too. made visit so much better. Truly enjoyed my visit. Recommend to anyone with interest in history.
Bob Everett
Shreveport
Written 27 January 2023
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Debi H
Mansfield, TX331 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Very interesting although I wouldn’t have a clue what most of it did or how it worked. I got to blow the steam whistle so that was fun.
Written 16 July 2022
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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
219 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, TX328 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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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