Boathouse RowCurrently Open
- Address: 1 Boathouse Row, Philadelphia, PA 19130, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: 1215-6853936
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Waterfront, River, Walking Area, Family And Kids, Architecture
Regattas became cool everywhere after the Social Network came out. Sure, you might not have “In the Hall of the Mountain King” playing in the background, but the races here are terrific nevertheless. The fifteen boathouses, each owned by a particular club all have their own history – and they are all at least a century old. You want to know the history of each? Go visit – they’ll only be too eager to tell you. These boathouses are the centre of most rowing sports in the US, holding events at all levels from high school al the way up to nationals. In the 1970’s they were done up with pretty lights – which when lit, give the effect of a shining Gingerbread House. This unusual place has thus been named a national historic landmark. Most of the Boathouses here are part of group called the Schuylkill Navy. If not here for the races, the road along the riverside here makes for a terrific cycling, jogging or walking track.
- Individual houses will have their own visiting hours.
- Buses on Pennsylvania Avenue and Poplar Street
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43.03% of people who visit Philadelphia include Boathouse Row in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
50.64% of people start their Boathouse Row visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Boathouse Row
91.81% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Boathouse Row
Beautiful to see in the morning when the sun is on them and not behind them like in the evening. Gorgeous old houses you can see from the sidewalk, obviously the land side, not the water side.
Nice area to relax near the river. Good area for biking, walking or running. Free parking. Nearby public restroom.
Boathouse Row is awesome. If you haven't been there, you haven't really experienced Philadelphia at it's best!
Peaceful and fun. It's a great place to enjoy with your husband, alone with friends or that special someone.
Love this place it is the one place in philly me and my girl will never forget. Great view while sitting on the bench at the end.