Welcome to The Public Works Experience

The Baltimore Public Works Museum is now the Public Works Experience!


We are everywhere, keeping you moving day in and day out.  Without us, life in our modern world would be nearly impossible, and yet, you hardly know us.

Focused on Critical Infrastructure...

Every day, Public Works help protect our health and the environment, while improving the quality of life in our communities.

...and YOU!

Imagine no water, or electricity, or trash removal - we could not last long in our modern world without Public Works!

October 5th Public Opening

All Are Welcome to Visit!

For the first time in nearly 10 years, we are opening our doors to everyone!  

Bring your friends and family to visit the Public Works Experience, and learn about our plans to reopen as THE place to learn about infrastructure.  

As part of Doors Open Baltimore, we will be open from 9am to 4pm on October 5th, during this awesome architectural exploration of some of Baltimore's most notable buildings.

With over 100 years of history, the Eastern Avenue Pumping Station which we call home, remains an important part of our city's sanitary infrastructure.  

Only the Public Works Experience area of the facility will be accessible to the public, but visitors can learn about the history of the pumping station, as well as the critical nature of the public infrastructure that makes life in our modern communities possible!  (Please use entrance on promenade).

So plan now to visit Baltimore's beautiful waterfront, and get ready to celebrate infrastructure incognito at the Public Works Experience!


Update- July, 2019

PWE Update July 2019 (pdf)


Founding Members Sought!

Be Part of the Team that Launches the Public Works Experience!

On April 17th, 2018, we celebrated our milestone achievements with industry leaders, and kicked off our Founding Members Campaign - today, we have nearly reached our goal!

With a $3,000 donation or more, a maximum of 50 Founding Members will be permanently recognized in the Public Works Experience.  

Your return on investment is significant

  • Increased public awareness about Public Works
  • Workforce development through education
  • Great advertising!!

If you are interested in becoming a Founding Member, there are two ways you can secure your legacy in the Public Works Experience, by check, with the Donation Form below, or by credit card, also linked below.

Regardless of whether or not you are able to give at this time, we are glad for your interest in the Public Works Experience!  

We are a 501c3, and your donation may be tax deductible.  Contact your accountant for more details.


Founding Members Donation Form

donate form (pdf)


Founding Members


American Public Works Assoc., Mid-Atlantic Chapter

American Society of Civil Engineers, Maryland

American Society of Civil Engineers, MD, EWRI

American Water Works Association


Black & Veatch

Century Engineering

Chesapeake Section AWWA

David and Lily Openshaw

Duke's Root Control, Inc.

Edward and Patricia Bouwer

Gannett Fleming, Inc.

Gray & Son, Inc.

Hazen and Sawyer

HNTB Corporation

Johnson, Mirmiran, and Thompson

KCI Technologies

Kiewit Corporation 

Ligon and Ligon

McCormick Taylor

Mott MacDonald

Mueller Company

Navarro and Wright

Pennoni and Associates

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Buscarini

Rummell, Klepper, and Kahl

Sheladia Associates, Inc.

Spiniello Companies

Straughan Environmental, Inc.

STV, Inc.

Thomas J. Iacoboni

Volkert, Inc.

Water and Waste Operators Assoc., MD, DE, and DC

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Whitman, Requardt, and Associates

Whitney, Bailey, Cox and Magnani


Special Thanks to our Benefactor, Baltimore City DPW

We are nothing without you!

Donate to the Public Works Experience

Your support and contributions will help us reach our goal of opening the Public Works Experience, to tell the important stories of these vital services.  No gift is too small!  

For a limited time, Founding Members can secure their legacy through a minimum $3,000 gift.  Your donation will be acknowledged by return email.  You can also donate by check to Public Works Experience, PO Box 26174, Baltimore, MD, 21210

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

The Public Works Experience

751 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, United States

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