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Boathouse Row, Philadelphia

Boathouse Row - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Boathouse Row
Kelly Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19130Map
+1 215 636 3300
Neighborhood: Wynnefield Heights

One of the more picturesque views in Philadelphia can be found by gazing at the string of buildings known as Boathouse Row, along Kelly Drive, on the east bank of the Schuylkill River. Delightfully illuminated at night by an outline of white lights, the houses were built for the city's rowing clubs in the late 19th century, many by Philadelphia architect Frank Furness, and have been captured in painting by renowned artist Thomas Eakins. Walkers, joggers and bikers are treated to a visual delight daily by the Fairmont Park institution.

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