Secrets of the Schuylkill Fall Riverboat Tour

  • 17 Sep 2015
  • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Walnut Street Dock (below Walnut Street Bridge)
  • 0


Registration is closed
Join us for a one-hour guided tour aboard The Patriot to discover the Secrets of the Schuylkill!

The tour, narrated by Adam Levine and Joe Syrnick, will highlight historic sites and the history of our waterways, as well as recent and future development, along the Schuylkill. We will take in a range of interesting sights along the river, including The Woodlands, Bartram's Gardens and the Fairmount Water Works. So, come learn about the history of the river and see the City in a way you've never experienced it--from the water!

The Patriot, a reproduction of a classic 1920s mini commuter yacht, is a U.S. Coast Guard-approved vessel. Featuring wraparound seating, a fully equipped bar, restroom, and a sheltered yet open stern, the Patriot allows guests to take in all of the interesting sights along the tidal Schuylkill in comfort and style. 

About the Narrators:

Adam Levine has been researching the history of Philadelphia's rivers, creeks, and sewers since 1998.  As historical consultant for the Philadelphia Water Department, he manages the department's archives, and lectures frequently on water-related topics.  His website is

Joe Syrnick is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Schuylkill River Development Corporation (SRDC). The recently opened Schuylkill River Trail “boardwalk” was created under Joe’s direction, and the Schuylkill Banks was recently named the best urban trail in the country. The SRDC is currently working on connection the trail with the Grays Ferry Crescent, and Historic Bartram’s Garden.

Boat departs promptly at 5:30 PM from the Walnut Street Dock, east side of the Schuylkill River beneath the Walnut Street Bridge (for directions and information on parking, see

Registration required and limited to 35 people.

APT DVC Members: $12, Non-Members: $20