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Shreveport Water Works Museum

142 N Common St, Shreveport, LA 71101-2614
+1 318-221-3388
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D&D Field Trip

On Saturday we went on a field trip to the Shreveport Water Works Museum. It was a great... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Malissa C
via mobile

We visited based on positive TA reviews. While you wouldn't spend hours here, it was very... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Shreveport's first water works was built in 1887. A National Historic Landmark. Free admission.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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142 N Common St, Shreveport, LA 71101-2614
+1 318-221-3388
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

On Saturday we went on a field trip to the Shreveport Water Works Museum. It was a great experience. Our tour guide Kevin was the best. He was very knowledgeable. Would definitely go again and will recommend it to some teacher friends about bringing kids...More

Thank Malissa C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited based on positive TA reviews. While you wouldn't spend hours here, it was very interesting. To see massive equipment built before the turn of the 20th Century and used well into the 80's and 90's was amazing. The gentleman that showed us around...More

Thank GGsMommie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family visited on a weekday and there were three other families visiting as well. Our guide, Kevin, was very knowledgeable of Shreveport's history. My husband who grew up in Shreveport didn't know the museum existed. The tour was engaging, enlightening and very much worth...More

Thank kawgates
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place really does have some potential to be really neat. It's free and unguided. They have a cute little railroad building there too that was fun. I think that if there were more description about what the machines were it would have been so...More

Thank KB013
Dale W, Manager at Shreveport Water Works Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

The museum has a brochure for a self-guided tour that has a good bit of information about everyting, but it sounds like you may have overlooked it. The best way to see the museum is a guided tour with our docent, but he must have...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Now privately supported, the Shreveport Water Works Museum (formerly known as the McNeil St. Pumping Station) was among the earliest water purification plants to use filtration and chlorine. Opened in 1887, the plant last operated in 1992. Much of the equipment is 100 years old...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After reading so many good reviews we decided to visit here. It's pretty interesting and would have liked to have a guide or more explanations of what the machines actually did. The machines are large and have specific jobs that are somewhat detailed with signs...More

Thank g m
Dale W, Manager at Shreveport Water Works Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

The museum does have a tour guide, but apparently he was busy with someone else and you missed him. We are running the museum with donations and only have one person on site. The self-guiding tour is ok, but you are right that a guided...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful, unassuming museum dedicated to the business of supplying water to an entire town. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic and it's clear that the people who help maintain the museum and its displays are passionate about preserving this bit of Shreveport history. An...More

1  Thank Rogeraj
Reviewed 28 May 2017

I didn't think I would find this museum interesting but after visiting it turned out to be quite interesting and I am glad I stopped. There was one other couple on the tour and our tour guide Kevin was great. The tour lasted a little...More

1  Thank OnTheRoadAgain1056
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This was actually pretty cool. Nice and quiet. We weren't there and the volunteer/staff were working another area. We were there about an hour and had the place to ourselves. I actually learned quite a lot but my son has said I should have been...More

Thank Chickinaugusta
Reviewed 19 April 2017

You want not think this would be that interesting but it was very neat! History of Shreveport's first water plant that supplied water to the downtown area. Was operated by steam from late 1800's to 1980's. A working model explains how raw water was pulled...More

Thank David W
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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