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Boathouse Row

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Address: Kelly Dr., E. Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone Number:
+1 215-769-9693
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

The best walking and biking route in the city is along the Schuylkill...

The best walking and biking route in the city is along the Schuylkill River. The cluster of 15 rowing clubs host a variety of rowing and running events each year.

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Night visit is a must

Boathouse Row is an icon Philadelphia landmark. The boat houses are not a far walk from the Philadelphia Museum of Art and also have a nice area of their own with walkways and... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2016
Philip W
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

Boathouse Row is an icon Philadelphia landmark. The boat houses are not a far walk from the Philadelphia Museum of Art and also have a nice area of their own with walkways and parks. Boathouse row really comes alive at night especially with the newly installed LED lights that the city recently installed to allow changing of light colors and... More 

2 Thank Philip W
Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

worth a quick stop while driving by such a pretty sight. they just redid all the lights so it is very bright and beautiful right now. fun with kids or romantic with a partner

Thank travellingnash
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Recently improved lighting producing an evening spectacular cross river view. These Boathouse are spectacular and historic and have been in fully use for more than a century. Enjoy the colorful houses and a walk, jog or bike ride up the river drive in Fairmont Park then have a casual lunch or dinner at one of the river view restaurants.

Thank Dreyfus01
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Boathouse Row is a nice walk from the Art museum. The river and the park are very picturesque. The houses lit up at night though with their reflections in the river is the best time to visit.

Thank Scott M
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We were there to see the regatta. Beautiful day along the banks of the river. Nice path for exercise and well used by city dwellers.

Thank werstuck
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

at first i thought this would be a place similar to helen ga in which there would be shops and maybe a coffee stand or diner. but instead, this is the location where the crew boats are housed for some of the most prestigious crew teams jn phidelphia. it was great to sit and watch as the teams got into... More 

Thank Ashley8375
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Took a walk out from the city centre to see boathouse row, nice walk, but on arrival not a lot to do?

Thank Officerdee
Upper Makefield, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 October 2016

The restaurant is terrific...make reservations, but a great location on the Schuylkill river after you've spent the day touring Philadelphia. also a good place for special event...even wedding receptions or "gala" dinners.

1 Thank Virginia S
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

I was visiting my daughter in Philadelphia and I have always noticed the boathouses as I come in from New York on the train. They are located right near the art museum. There is an excellent flat walking path and there are grassy areas to sit in and just relax. So fun to watch the crew teams practice. A great... More 

Thank Robin W
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

Boathouse Row is a nice place to observe and relax by just watching - calm and smooth. It is there for self-peace seekers.

Thank Alexander K

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