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Boathouse Row, Philadelphia

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Boathouse Row is a historic site located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 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.
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  • Gorgeous historic view that you can't miss when traveling around Philly! Can view from the Blue Route. 
    Gorgeous historic view that you can't miss when traveling around Philly! Can view from the Blue Route.  more »
  • my family loved seeing boathouse row, the river, and the surrounding areas - definitely more time here next trip 
    my family loved seeing boathouse row, the river, and the surrounding areas - definitely more time here next trip  more »

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