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Secrets of the Schuylkill Tour

An amazing narrated cruise! • Adult $25, Child $15

See Philadelphia from a new perspective on a Schuylkill Banks Riverboat Tour!

Philadelphia’s Hidden River Cruise 

This one-hour and fifteen minute fun and fact filled tour highlights the past, present, and future of the Hidden River. Discover the sights, sounds, and history of the river, from the 1700s at historic Bartram’s Garden, to the 1800s at the Fairmount Water Works, to iconic 20th century buildings, and award-winning 21st century skyscrapers. See riverfront construction projects from the river while learning about future development from a representative of the Schuylkill River Development Corporation. Schuylkill Banks offers a setting and experience unlike any other in Philadelphia.

Journey down the Schuylkill and its many treasures:

  • The world-famous Fairmount Water Works
  • Schuylkill Banks, including the recently completed boardwalk to the South Street Bridge
  • Bartram’s Garden
  • Numerous bridges that link West Philadelphia with Center City and South Philly
  • Skyscrapers including Comcast Center, Cira Centre and Liberty Place
  • Early 20th century architecture including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 30th Street Station and former Post Office building

And see many more attractions! This is a Philadelphia adventure like none other!

Meeting Location

Walnut Street Dock at Schuylkill Banks – the Walnut Street Dock is located under the Walnut Street Bridge.


For parking at Schuylkill Banks click here