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Shreveport Water Works Museum

142 N Common St, Shreveport, LA 71101-2614
+1 318-221-3388
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Little known gem in town!

I learned a lot and pleasantly surprised by the history of this little known unassuming place. Very... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Harper T
You will be surprised want you find and learn.

Wasn't quick sure what we would find before we arrived. The high Tripadvisor rating became quite... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
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Shreveport's first water works was built in 1887. A National Historic Landmark. Free admission.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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142 N Common St, Shreveport, LA 71101-2614
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

I learned a lot and pleasantly surprised by the history of this little known unassuming place. Very interesting, free and something different to learn about. Bring kids and learn together.

Thank Harper T
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Wasn't quick sure what we would find before we arrived. The high Tripadvisor rating became quite obvious once our tour began. Kevin met us in the parking lot (free parking) and informed us that we could do a self guided tour or he would be...More

Thank robertcW501JD
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This was an interesting, informational and fun tour. Our guide was phenomenal. Learned a lot and enjoyed seeing all the old machinery. The mini model of the how the plant works was great. The windows to provide circulation and cooling breezes were something to see....More

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This facility has a very interesting history paired with beautiful equipment! I am glad we stopped by!

Thank goldilox72
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is one of the most unique museums ever. Fascinating to learn of advances in clean water. Really good displays-- and this is the actual equipment. Beautiful Bayou location.

Thank TypeWriter
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Great place! Tour guide was awesome, so knowledgeable. I had no idea some of the things he told us. He is really good. He kept children interested that was on a school trip. Must see while in Shreveport.

Thank dianagile
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This was just "something to do" while passing through Shreveport. But, the place is a step back in time and absolutely fascinating! My engineer husband was in heaven examining all the old equipment and hearing explanations about the water purification process. You are greeted by...More

Thank deboraht646
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Just happened upon this hidden gem. Visited for acquisition of street photography images but learned about the process of water treatment. The facility is pretty much as left when abandoned. A friendly docent is on site to orient you. Go to the museum and leave...More

Thank radithor
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Everyone should go to this attraction. We are from Missouri and on vacation when we found this. It is amazing how Shreveport supplied its water. Engineering of the time phenomenal. It's FREE so when you go make a donation to keep the history alive. Kevin...More

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Me and my party had visited here to see how water was filtered years ago. This was a fun experience for me and my family. We had walked to the office/restroom area before we had started to walk through the museum. And we had seen...More

1  Thank Isabel M
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30 June 2016|
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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