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Boathouse Row

Kelly Dr., E. Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA 19130
+1 215-769-9693
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Kelly Dr., E. Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Fairmount Park
+1 215-769-9693
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Reviewed 5 days ago

You have to see them lit at night. Go. Don't miss it. For the regatta, the lights were purple, Christmas is also a terrific time. Kelly Drive is always a great choice.

Thank denisetheartist
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a classic Philadelphia sight. Drive by the river at night and enjoy the iconic view. Also nice to see the rowing teams practicing on a spring afternoon

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love rowing, boating, and really all things water and was very much looking forward to seeing Boathouse Row. I was very disappointed. The path to the Row was okay, but the Boathouse's themselves were very poor. Totally unkept and very restricted access. The backs...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Classic Philly beauty! Even if you're on the boat house walking side, beautiful views of the water and a nice place to take a walk. If you have a chance, drive by the other side at night!

Thank Alexandra J L
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Beautiful by day and even better at night. Walking distance from Philadelphia Museum of Art. Light dinning/coffe options available. Nice stroll either walking, jogging or riding a bike.

Thank 17luzm
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This area of the river is lined with Boathouses from many . There are numerous Regattas (Boat Races) during the Fall and Spring seasons. It's fun to come watch and eat a cheesesteak while the college kids and others race along to the finish.

Reviewed 10 April 2017

There is a lovely walking and cycling path that winds along in front of Boathouse Row. The houses are huge and grand, and impressive. Seeing the rowers on the river is cool, too. There is a small cafe to grab a bite or beverage. Parking...More

Thank MaraFromToronto
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The Boathouse Row in Philadelphia is so beautiful to see during the day and the evening. They have decorated the housed with all kinds of lights and that makes it really beautiful during the evening.

1  Thank Tsion A
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Most anytime of the day or night some group is out there practicing. At night the lights around the houses are beautiful and a sight to behold.

Thank wanderingtraveler707
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Boat House Row is great to walk along on a nice summer day, watching the boats glide along the river. But, in winter around the holidays, they are framed with lights and are just a lovely, festive sight to behold! If you're a holiday light...More

Thank Elizabeth A
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Mariah R
Hi, Ellen. My daughter is interested in getting married in one of the boathouses on Boathouse Row. I live in Fort Lauderdale and am trying to help with the arrangements but don't know much about Philly. Can you tell me which "house" you went to for the wedding you attended? I appreciate any help you can offer. Thank you!
11 August 2015|
Response from ellenoliver | Reviewed this property |
It was a loooong time ago, the wedding was held outside, I'm pretty sure it was Undine, but if not had to be U of P because these are the two I hung around. Hope it works out for you, that would be a wonderfully memorable... More
Peter M
Are there weekend rentals on Boathouse Row?
11 January 2015|
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Peter M
Are there weekend rentals on Boathouse Row?
11 January 2015|
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