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Boathouse Row

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

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 November 2016
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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 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.

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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3 of 5 bubbles 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?

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Upper Makefield, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Rowing is part of the fabric of Philadelphia. Boat House Row is lit at night and is gorgeous. To get the best view you need to see it from the River side (either walking along the river or seeing it from the Expressway - which can be dangerous if you are looking at the boat houses and not the car... More 

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Westampton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I've participated in a few races along Boathouse Row. It is a very beautiful and peaceful place to visit and to run.

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