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Boathouse Row

Kelly Dr., E. Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA 19130
+1 215-769-9693
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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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  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 23 March 2017

Boathouse row can easily be seen from the Art Museum. It is a peaceful, scenic area of Philadelphia. It is great to watch the crew teams work their magic on the river.

Thank Pam C
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Each year top athletes from colleges all across the country come to Philadelphia's Boat House Row to compete in the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta. The Naval Academy and West Point Military Academy compete in the event as well. The city runs special bus service continuously...More

Thank Joe-and-Kathe
Reviewed 1 March 2017

there isnt a whole lot to say but on a nice day or at night it is really pretty. kelly dr is always a good place for a run

Thank Gabriellejoiner
Reviewed 16 February 2017

When driving into Philadelphia on I76 at night the sight of the lights on Boathouse Row are simply beautiful. The lights adorn the buildings which are on the directly on the Schuylkill river which makes sense since these buildings are where the rowing clubs store...More

1  Thank BFAW2
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I highly recommend just to take a walk down the sidewalk down Boathouse Row. These houses, the river behind them, and the cold air at your nose takes you on a nostalgic walk past these historic, riverfront houses. Must see!

1  Thank Ryan N
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is were local rowing clubs store their racing boats. The place looks totally awesome at sunset from the Martin Luther King Drive . It's all lit up. In the spring time and the summer and into the fall they gave Regatta's on the river....More

Thank Joe K
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is perhaps the best nighttime drive along I-76, seeing the Boathouse Row with the lights flickering. This Christmas Season, they have changed it to red and green or white. Captivating and nostalgic. If you are driving out of the city, try taking the Martin...More

Thank MeadowsValleyForge
Reviewed 27 December 2016

se it all the river the boats the college team on the water for their races that are usually in the warmer weather!!!!!!

Thank thomas p
Reviewed 13 December 2016

I love love Philly boathouse row. they change the color due to the events. ex blue and red for election , etc. this is my favorite thing to show to tourists and they all love it.

Thank Phenom M
Reviewed 20 November 2016

By the time we got to Boathouse Row, we had walked almost 10 miles all around the central Philly sights. But this was a very enjoyable walk - along the river, along the various college and school and fraternity buildings - some of which had...More

Thank Ed F
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Mariah R
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
11 January 2015|
Response from Peter M |
What question?