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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

Historic Town Tour

Saturday, May 8, 2021

10:00 AM

Port Penn has a very unique and interesting history. In this program, we will talk about the development of the town from the 1760s through the present. Along the way, we will see a number of the historic buildings that showcase the town’s story. All tours start at the Interpretive Center. Pre-registration required; call 302-834-7941 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 5/8/2021 10:00:00 AM 5/8/2021 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Historic Town Tour Port Penn has a very unique and interesting history. In this program, we will talk about the development of the town from the 1760s through the present. Along the way, we will see a number of the historic buildings that showcase the town’s story. All tours start at the Interpretive Center. Pre-registration required; call 302-834-7941 to register. Free Port Penn Interpretive Center

Wetland Trail Walk

Saturday, May 15, 2021

10:00 AM

Many residents of Port Penn supplemented their income throughout the year with hunting, trapping and fishing — all of which made use of the proximity of the wetland. For this program we will enjoy the wetland trail, talk about the wetland and its importance to Port Penn and keep an eye out for the incredible wildlife that makes Delaware so special. All tours start at the Interpretive Center. Pre-registration required; call 302-834-7941 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 5/15/2021 10:00:00 AM 5/15/2021 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Wetland Trail Walk Many residents of Port Penn supplemented their income throughout the year with hunting, trapping and fishing — all of which made use of the proximity of the wetland. For this program we will enjoy the wetland trail, talk about the wetland and its importance to Port Penn and keep an eye out for the incredible wildlife that makes Delaware so special. All tours start at the Interpretive Center. Pre-registration required; call 302-834-7941 to register. Free Port Penn Interpretive Center