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Port Penn Interpretive Center


Find Your Adventure at Port Penn

Walk the Port Penn Wetlands Trail

Walk the Port Penn Wetlands Trail

Discover how people made a living from the natural resources of the Delaware River. Look for wetland creatures and the listen for the sounds of nature while walking on the boardwalk.

Andean Condor at the Brandywine Zoo

Explore the Town

Take a walk around town and read the waysides to learn the history of this historic wetland community. Self-guided walking tours feature the historic homes of Port Penn and the scenic marshlands surrounding the village.

 

 

Port Penn Interpretive Center

Visit the Port Penn Interpretive Center

The Port Penn Interpretive Center provides an intimate glimpse into village life in a seasonal economy tied to the resources of the Delaware River. Explore this old school house that has been converted into a museum and learn about the history of the town.

Headstone at the Stewart Cemetary

Visit the Stewart Cemetery

Head up the road to the Stewart Cemetery, created as the family burial grounds for Port Penn’s town founder. Look at the headstones going back to the late 18th century and ponder the generations of Stewarts who lived in Port Penn.

About Port Penn Interpretive Center

The Port Penn Interpretive Center is located in the village of Port Penn, about four miles south of Delaware City. The Center offers displays and programs which explain the folklife of the historic wetland communities along the shores of the Delaware. Programs and self-guided walking tours featuring the historic homes of Port Penn and the scenic marshlands surrounding the town are available.

Upcoming Events

Port Penn Town Tour

Saturday, February 6, 2021

10:00 AM

Join us for a walk through historic Port Penn! Learn about the buildings and their historical significance, and how they helped shape the community. A kids’ scavenger hunt makes it fun for the whole family! This program is free, but for important information about the program and to reserve a spot, participants should register in advance by contacting jacob.miller@delaware.gov or calling 302-834-7941.

Add to Calendar 2/6/2021 10:00:00 AM 2/6/2021 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Port Penn Town Tour Join us for a walk through historic Port Penn! Learn about the buildings and their historical significance, and how they helped shape the community. A kids’ scavenger hunt makes it fun for the whole family! This program is free, but for important information about the program and to reserve a spot, participants should register in advance by contacting jacob.miller@delaware.gov or calling 302-834-7941. Port Penn Interpretive Center

Port Penn Town Tour

Saturday, February 27, 2021

2:00 PM

Join us for a walk through historic Port Penn! Learn about the buildings and their historical significance, and how they helped shape the community. A kids’ scavenger hunt makes it fun for the whole family! This program is free, but for important information about the program and to reserve a spot, participants should register in advance by contacting jacob.miller@delaware.gov or calling 302-834-7941.

Add to Calendar 2/27/2021 2:00:00 PM 2/27/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Port Penn Town Tour Join us for a walk through historic Port Penn! Learn about the buildings and their historical significance, and how they helped shape the community. A kids’ scavenger hunt makes it fun for the whole family! This program is free, but for important information about the program and to reserve a spot, participants should register in advance by contacting jacob.miller@delaware.gov or calling 302-834-7941. Port Penn Interpretive Center