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Philadelphia Sights

Boathouse Row

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  • Boathouse Row, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Updated 05/19/2011

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These architecturally varied 19th-century buildings—in Victorian Gothic, Gothic Revival, and Italianate styles—are home to the rowing clubs that make up the Schuylkill Navy, an association of boating clubs organized in 1858. The view of the boathouses from the west side of the river is splendid—especially at night, when they're outlined with hundreds of small lights. The row's newest addition, Lloyd Hall, has a gymnasium, bicycle and skate rentals in season, and a two-story café.

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Kelly Dr., E. Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19130, United States

Updated 05/19/2011


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