The inside is all original and has all the pumps intact dating back to the first one in the 1800s. It was very impressive and even had a small train museum beside it. Overall I would return. The museum itself was just so neat. Don't miss it, it's free.
This is an old water works building that’s being conserved by volunteers and as such it’s not over done or particularly clever, but it does have all the old drinking water cleaning systems in place and you get to walk around everything. All power to the people looking after this place, you rock!
It's a huge place with an awesome story. The place is still operational if it has to be. It's free but you can help by donating to the cause. It also has the railroad history next door - it's free too!
We arrived just after the Waterworks Museum had opened and because we were the only ones there, we received a personalized tour of the facility given by Kevin. He explained the operation of each piece of equipment and how it evolved over the last 100 years. It is definitely worth the trip for anyone interested in engineering marvels or the history of water treatment. This site has the rare honor of being listed as a National Historic Landmark and a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. Free admission, but donations are needed to upkeep this historical landmark.