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Tour of the Fairmount Water Works and Mussel Hatchery

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Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center

640 Waterworks Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19130

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Join members of the Schuylkill River Greenways staff for a free tour of Fairmount Water Works in Philadelphia. We will take a guided tour of this historic site which was built in 1815 as a water pumping station to provide safe drinking water for the city of Philadelphia. Considered an engineering marvel in the 1800s, today it is a National Historic Landmark, a Civil Engineering Landmark, and a National Mechanical Engineering Landmark.

Following the tour we will visit the Waterworks Mussel Hatchery Exhibition, which was created to raise awareness about mussels and the vital need for revitalizing and protecting our freshwater systems. The goal is to propagate new mussels and boost diminished populations in the Delaware River watershed.

There is no cost for this event. You must provide your own transportation. We will meet in the lobby of the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center at 11 a.m. Tour will last one hour. Limited to 25 participants.

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