CELEBRATING
130 YEARS
OF HISTORY

What do know about the water you drink?

a lot if you visit here!

SHREVEPORT

WATER WORKS MUSEUM

The McNeill pumping station is a turn-of-the-century (the LAST century, that is) water works that was

the last known steam-powered municipal water treatment plant in the United States

when its steam engines were finally retired in 1980.

A National Historic Landmark
  • “Neat setup”
    The inside is all original and has all the pumps intact dating back to the first one in the 1800s. It was very impressive and even had a small train museum beside it. Overall I would return. The museum itself was just so neat. Don't miss it, it's free.
    Visited July 2015
    ShadowAce888
    ShadowAce888Shreveport, LA
  • Proper roadside attraction!”
    This is an old water works building that’s being conserved by volunteers and as such it’s not over done or particularly clever, but it does have all the old drinking water cleaning systems in place and you get to walk around everything. All power to the people looking after this place, you rock!
    Visited July 2015
    Five15
    Five15Sydney, Australia
  • “Hidden Gem”
    It's a huge place with an awesome story. The place is still operational if it has to be. It's free but you can help by donating to the cause. It also has the railroad history next door - it's free too!
    Visited July 2015
    Runner4Texas
    Runner4TexasDallas, LA
  • “Weekend trip to Shreveport”
    We arrived just after the Waterworks Museum had opened and because we were the only ones there, we received a personalized tour of the facility given by Kevin. He explained the operation of each piece of equipment and how it evolved over the last 100 years. It is definitely worth the trip for anyone interested in engineering marvels or the history of water treatment. This site has the rare honor of being listed as a National Historic Landmark and a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. Free admission, but donations are needed to upkeep this historical landmark.
    Visited September 2015
    Chrissy R
    Chrissy REnnis, TX
  • “Great Combination of History and Engineering”
    This is a super interesting look at industrial equipment of another era. I'm so glad I took the time to take a look.
    Visited October 2014
    lharbourwilson
    lharbourwilsonShreveport, LA