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Boathouse Row

Kelly Dr., E. Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA 19130 (Fairmount Park)
215 769 9693
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Ranked #38 of 286 attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Neighborhoods
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Marlton, New Jersey
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121 reviews 121 reviews
48 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Beautiful view, every night of the year! Either getting up close along the river, or when you are driving by on the expressway across the river, you have a beautiful view

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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Nice views of the river and the dam. It is located Behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Nice place to have a picnic. You can Feed the ducks. The gazebo Possibly was once the highest point in the city. Looking for a great shot for a photo opportunity??? From the Gazebo with the Dam in the background-No one would ever... More

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New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We love to visit here and relive our rowing days in college and high school. Philly is a great rowing city - steeped in tradition.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I haven't ever actually been to any of the boat houses. The key is to drive by at night across the river when the houses are all lit up. No need to do anything more, but they are very beautiful at night.

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Perth, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
34 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Enjoyed the walk and the view. Would have loved the opportunity to see the view at night with the lights on but time did not permit. Great city for walking. Easy terrain and lots to see.

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369 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The Boathouse row consists of 15 boathouses and is fairly interesting to walk along. If there is a regatta or a race going on the whole area comes alive, picturesque and vibrant. It is located on the east bank of the Schuylkill River. You could start walking from Fairmount Water Works or even the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It is... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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74 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Although i have been to Philly many times, but this was the first time i checked out the Boathouse Row. There is a nice trail that follows along the row houses and along the river. However from there you really couldn't get a nice view - seems the better view would be from across the river but I didn't see... More

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Newtown, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

My son was a rower for eight years. I love watching the regatta's and we still go. Some of the best times of his life and mine were spent with the rowing familes and feeding the boys the teamwork and medals. Aberdeen took over when the city bailed and has made the day even better. Dad vail and stotesbury are... More

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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Love the walk around and down to Boat house Row. Get your bearings at the top by the museum. Then walk and explore as far as you can walk. The view of Boat House Row from the museum is great for those with disabilities. You can wheel right up to the edge and look across hte river even if you... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

On a beautiful weather day you need to find you way to boathouse row are along the river behind the main art museum. The dozen plus historic houses are home to city's high school, college and club crew rowing teams. The houses are not for tours, unless you chat up a rower on their way in who lets you in... More

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