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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 Lantern Tour

Friday, November 6, 2020

6:30 PM

Visit Port Penn by lantern-light! Come hear the stories of the town and the people who built it and make it special. This is a free program, but participants should register in advance by calling 302-834-7941 and asking for Jake.

Add to Calendar 11/6/2020 6:30:00 PM 11/6/2020 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Port Penn Lantern Tour Visit Port Penn by lantern-light! Come hear the stories of the town and the people who built it and make it special. This is a free program, but participants should register in advance by calling 302-834-7941 and asking for Jake. Port Penn Interpretive Center

Port Penn Lantern Tour

Friday, November 13, 2020

6:30 PM

Visit Port Penn by lantern-light! Come hear the stories of the town and the people who built it and make it special. This is a free program, but participants should register in advance by calling 302-834-7941 and asking for Jake.

Add to Calendar 11/13/2020 6:30:00 PM 11/13/2020 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Port Penn Lantern Tour Visit Port Penn by lantern-light! Come hear the stories of the town and the people who built it and make it special. This is a free program, but participants should register in advance by calling 302-834-7941 and asking for Jake. Port Penn Interpretive Center

Historic Town Tour

Saturday, November 14, 2020

10:00 AM

Find out what the village of Port Penn is all about! We will be touring the town, as well as part of the wetland trail. All are welcome! This is a free program, but participants should register in advance by calling 302-834-7941 and asking for Jake.

Add to Calendar 11/14/2020 10:00:00 AM 11/14/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Historic Town Tour Find out what the village of Port Penn is all about! We will be touring the town, as well as part of the wetland trail. All are welcome! This is a free program, but participants should register in advance by calling 302-834-7941 and asking for Jake. Port Penn Interpretive Center

Explorers' Walk

Saturday, November 21, 2020

3:00 PM

Kids, did you know adventure waits in your own backyard? Let's go exploring! Who knows what natural treasures we might find? This is a free program, but participants should register in advance by calling 302-834-7941 and asking for Jake.

Add to Calendar 11/21/2020 3:00:00 PM 11/21/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Explorers' Walk Kids, did you know adventure waits in your own backyard? Let's go exploring! Who knows what natural treasures we might find? This is a free program, but participants should register in advance by calling 302-834-7941 and asking for Jake. Port Penn Interpretive Center

Historic Town Tour

Saturday, December 5, 2020

10:00 AM

Find out what the village of Port Penn is all about! We will be touring the town, as well as part of the wetland trail. All are welcome! This is a free program, but participants should register in advance by calling 302-834-7941 and asking for Jake.

Add to Calendar 12/5/2020 10:00:00 AM 12/5/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Historic Town Tour Find out what the village of Port Penn is all about! We will be touring the town, as well as part of the wetland trail. All are welcome! This is a free program, but participants should register in advance by calling 302-834-7941 and asking for Jake. Port Penn Interpretive Center