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Venue:Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
Dates:Wed, Sat from 1/26/22 - 9/26/22
Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
Cost:$$ see below
Museum visitors can explore the remarkable machinery, wonder at the massive wrenches needed to keep the pumps in working order, and marvel at the beautiful architecture.

Special Access ticket holders will receive an in-depth guided tour and be permitted access to the sub-basement two stories below ground to view the massive Allis pumps that delivered 30 million gallons of water per day to the citizens of Boston.

Participants will also have the exclusive opportunity to climb either the Allis Engine or the Leavitt engine for an up-close look at these mammoth machines.

All participants must be at least 46 inches tall due to the height of the safety rails.

All participants will be required to sign an accident and liability waiver acknowledging the risks associated with climbing the high and narrow pathways before being permitted to engage in the Special Access Tour. This waiver will be provided on your arrival. If you would like to review it ahead of time, please email us at [email protected].

General Tours
Guided Tours are also available on the following days and included with admission:
Wednesday Friday, Sunday: 11:00am, 12:30pm, and 2:00pm.
Saturday: 10:15am, 11:30am, 1:00pm

Join one of our knowledgeable and passionate facilitators for a journey through the many stories connected to the Chestnut Hill High Service Pumping Station and the Boston Waterworks system. Tours are approximately 30-45 minutes long and free of charge.


In accordance with the latest recommendations of the CDC, all museum visitors are required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.

HOURS↑ top

Special Access Tours
Saturdays 1:45pm
Wednesdays at 2:45pm

Museum Hours
Wednesday Sunday 11AM-4PM
Saturday 10AM-3PM
Closed Monday and Tuesday

COST↑ top

$15 Reserve Tour Tickets



2450 Beacon Street, Boston, MA, 02467 map
Phone: 617-277-0065

Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
2450 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02467


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