Fodor's Expert Review Boathouse Row

Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Fairmount Building/Architectural Site Fodor's Choice
Boathouse Row, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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.

Building/Architectural Site Scenic Drive/Tour Fodor's Choice

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Kelly Dr., E. Fairmount Park
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19130, USA

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