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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Saturday, May 8, 2021
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
Saturday, May 15, 2021
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