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Shreveport Water Works Museum

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Highly recommended!

My husband and I came to visit family. We ended up having my younger brother (11yrs old) for the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Caedmon M
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A hidden gem πŸ’Ž in Shreveport

This is a unique destination where you can learn how the city of Shreveport got its water years... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2018
Burr Ridge, Illinois
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I came to visit family. We ended up having my younger brother (11yrs old) for the day. Decided to take him to water works for the day and we absolutely loved it. Workers were informative and grear with the kids. He even...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Caedmon M
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

This is a unique destination where you can learn how the city of Shreveport got its water years ago. Based on the reviews I felt compelled to give this place a little of my time on a Saturday. I highly suggest you pay this place...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 14 November 2018

We were treated by a volunteer docent who led us on a well-conducted, very informative tour of this fascinating place, the site of the last functioning steam powered pumps powering a municipal water system in the country. Next door is a modest but enjoyable railroad...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Charles G
Reviewed 24 October 2018

We had a great tour, our guide was friendly and could answer your questions. Lots to see and he has a pump running, very smoothly. And at the end you get to blow the whistle. Very cool

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Penny F
Reviewed 27 September 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank DayTrip486814
Reviewed 26 September 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sal1234
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank T4232XIjohnb
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank ShaneP1974
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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