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Type: Outdoor Activities, Sightseeing
Boathouse Row is located on the east bank of the Schuylkill River, just north of the Fairmount Water Works and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It consists of a row of 15 boathouses housing social and... Read More
Boathouse Row is located on the east bank of the Schuylkill River, just north of the Fairmount Water Works and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It consists of a row of 15 boathouses housing social and rowing clubs and their racing shells. Each of the boathouses has its own history, and all have addresses on both Boathouse Row and Kelly Drive (named after famous Philadelphia oarsman John B. Kelly, Jr.). Boathouses #2 through #14 are part of a group known as the Schuylkill Navy, which encompasses several other boathouses along the river. Boathouse #1 is Lloyd Hall and is the only public boathouse facility on the Row. Boathouse #15 houses the Sedgeley Club, which operates the Turtle Rock Lighthouse. The boathouses are all at least a century old, and some were built over 150 years ago.
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: This iconic site is lovely by day, but magical at night when its lit up. Stroll by or drive by and admire its beauty.
- Best for Outdoor Activities Because: A visit to Philadelphia is not complete without viewing the pretty walk along the river.
- Best for Sightseeing Because: Boathouse Row is pretty, simple, located right in Center City and offers visitors the opportunity to get outdoors for a quick view.