Watertown, Massachusetts: American Sanitary and Plumbing Museum

Charles Manoog, a plumber, pays homage to his industry with a collection of old water heaters, sinks, pipes, bathtubs, and toilets found in the homes of New England. One highlight: a rare urinal designed for women.

J.C. Cannistraro

Address:
86 Rosedale Rd, Watertown, MA
Directions:
I-90 exit 17 (Newton/Watertown) toward Watertown. At the junction of Galen St. and Hwy 20, turn left onto Main St./Hwy 20. Follow Main St. for a just over one mile and turn left onto Rosedale Rd. The Plumbing Museum is at the end of the street on the left, adjacent to the corporate headquarters of J.C. Cannistraro.
Hours:
Tours by appt only. (Call to verify)
Phone:
617-926-2111
Admission:
Free.
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American Sanitary Plumbing Museum

The plumbing museum has moved! It is now in Watertown, MA and will reopen in the fall of 2008. Their new website is www.theplumbingmuseum.org

[Rachel B, 06/01/2008]
American Sanitary Plumbing Museum

An ode to the camode and other plumbing wonders. You'll be flushed with amazement when you step inside, not only from the exhibits, but also at the sinking feeling that this museum couldn't exist anywhere else but weird Wormtown.

[RMC, 08/14/2003]

Charles Manoog, a plumber, has paid homage to his industry with this collection, started in the 1950s by his father. In 2008, Manoog, 74, donated the entire collection to the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors of Greater Boston; they will open a new museum in Watertown, MA by may 2008.

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