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Shreveport Water Works Museum

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Nice place to spend one hour.

I can't say that this is the best museum in Shreveport, but it's still a nice place to visit. I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the museum. Very old; first waterworks facility for Shreveport. Lots of information. We... read more

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Shreveport's first water works was built in 1887. A National Historic Landmark. Free admission.
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142 N Common St, Shreveport, LA 71101-2614
+1 318-221-3388
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't say that this is the best museum in Shreveport, but it's still a nice place to visit. I like the people who works there because they organise the tour for me. I was alone in the whole museum) Without tour with the guy...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the museum. Very old; first waterworks facility for Shreveport. Lots of information. We enjoyed the tour which after the first room is a self guided tour. Lots of history. A nice surprise at the end.

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Reviewed 27 August 2018

This is an interesting place. It shows a part of history which we don't commonly think about - how to pump water to a whole city? There are not many bells and whistles - although there is a literal whistle that you can pull on...More

1  Thank Kathryn L
Reviewed 20 August 2018

While not longer an operating water works facility, the City of Shreveport has done a fabulous job of preserving their historic plant with much of the original equipment remaining in place. You're bound to be the only visitor if you drop by and you can...More

1  Thank John B
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

This place is a must see when in Shreveport and it’s free! Great tour guides take you through the plant that was build in the early 1900’s and used till 1980. They still have working parts and are able to show you how everything worked....More

1  Thank Julie_and_kids
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Great place to go and learn some history and see machinery from a by gone era. Very knowledgeable guide or self tour... Pretty cool spot.

1  Thank ShaneP1974
Reviewed 18 June 2018

This is a wonderful place full of fascinating machines and system from a time long ago. The guide was most knowledgeable and entertaining. Recommend 110%!

Thank Maks S
Reviewed 12 June 2018

This Water Works Museum is a Hidden Gem that is worth the time and effort to see ! Kevin the guide was very knowledgeable and glad to show me through on a walking tour. The Old Water Pumps and Steam Boiler are quite amazing !

3  Thank Edward D
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

This was a free, donation tour of the original steam powered water plant. The guide offers great history and the place was built to last. Neat historical place.

Thank JoFlatlander
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Really amazing and interesting to see all the equipment used back in the day. Lots of informative signs to let you know what you are looking at. No cost, just a donation to visit.

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Response from filmbuffintexas | Reviewed this property |
This museum is Shreveport's first water work which was built in 1887 before the age of electricity. Everything has been preserved as it was and best of all it is a National Historic Landmark. Admission is free but... More
doris t
18 March 2016|
Response from Dale W | Property representative |
The Shreveport Water Works Museum exhibits a National Historic Landmark and National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark that was said by the Smithsonian to be America's last operating steam powered water works when it was... More