Riverboat Tours

Boat to Bartram's

Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 12:00pm
  • a tour group explores the historic Bartram House in Southwest Philadelphia

Cruise to Bartram’s Garden and learn how 3 generations of the Bartram family helped Philadelphia become a mecca of natural science, education, and government. Their explorations of the wild American frontier not only altered the horticultural landscape of a young America itself, but also Great Britain, Europe, and the rest of the world.

Take a ¼ mile walk up the meadow to see amazing views of the skyline and explore the garden, community farm, and recreational trail. This 3-hour tour includes a 2-hour stop at Bartram’s Garden with guided tour of the 1731 house and Ann Bartram Carr garden.

Snacks and beverages are available for purchase on the boat, and there are picnic tables and a lawn area at Bartram's Garden for those who wish to bring a picnic lunch.

This tour involves a 10 minute walk up the Bartram's Meadow (approximately 1/4 mile) to reach the Garden. Ticket price includes guided house tour. The Boat to Bartram's Tour lasts approximately 3 hours roundtrip.