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Port Penn Interpretive Center


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 Christmas Open House

Friday, December 13, 2019

6:30 PM

It's the most wonderful time of the year at the Port Penn Interpretive Center! Come celebrate the holidays with us for our 5th annual Christmas Open House! Light refreshments will be provided.

Add to Calendar 12/13/2019 6:30:00 PM 12/13/2019 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Port Penn Christmas Open House It's the most wonderful time of the year at the Port Penn Interpretive Center! Come celebrate the holidays with us for our 5th annual Christmas Open House! Light refreshments will be provided. Port Penn Interpretive Center

Intro to Port Penn

Saturday, January 4, 2020

1:00 PM

Founded in the 1760s, Port Penn's founders hoped that it would become a seaport to rival Philadelphia. Though it never quite lived up to those aspirations, Port Penn is a remarkable community that managed to be both international and uniquely Delawarean. This program is held at the Bear Library. Attendees are asked to register by phone or in person at the Bear Library INFO Desk (302-838-3300).

Add to Calendar 1/4/2020 1:00:00 PM 1/4/2020 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Intro to Port Penn Founded in the 1760s, Port Penn's founders hoped that it would become a seaport to rival Philadelphia. Though it never quite lived up to those aspirations, Port Penn is a remarkable community that managed to be both international and uniquely Delawarean. This program is held at the Bear Library. Attendees are asked to register by phone or in person at the Bear Library INFO Desk (302-838-3300). Port Penn Interpretive Center

Historic Town Tour

Saturday, January 18, 2020

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 will meet at the Port Penn Interpretive Center, and is FREE!

Add to Calendar 1/18/2020 10:00:00 AM 1/18/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Historic 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 will meet at the Port Penn Interpretive Center, and is FREE! Port Penn Interpretive Center