text: seven walking tours through historic Philadelphia

Boathouse Row

Boathouse Row at night

If we descend the hill at the left as we leave, we'll be once more on Kelly Drive opposite Boathouse Row. Crossing over, walk by the boathouses, which provide a somewhat late Victorian aspect to the river front. They are simple, roomy and functional. The Undine Barge Club, erected 1882-83, was designed by Frank Furness whose buildings are encountered throughout the city. The clubs outline their boathouses with lights — always an enchanting sight for those driving the opposite side of the river by night.

Fairmount Park