Shreveport Water Works Museum

McNeill Street Pumping Station's oldest pump at the Shreveport Water Works Museum. Photo
A water tower is one of the signature landmarks at the Shreveport Water Works Museum. Photo 2
Massive machinery in the main pump house
Massive machinery in the main pump house
Filter tanks demonstrate early methods to purify water.
Filter tanks demonstrate early methods to purify water.

Location

142 N. Common St.
Shreveport LA 71101

The museum is a rare, intact steam powered water works that dates from 1887 where rare steam engines and examples of the evolution of water purification can be seen. It was America's last operating steam powered municipal water works when the steam pumps were finally retired in 1980. A National Historic Landmark and a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.

Amenities

General Information
  • Family Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Handicapped Accessible
Parking
  • Bus Parking
Type of Museum
  • Historical Museum

Contact

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