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.
Friday, December 13, 2019
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.
Saturday, January 4, 2020
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).
Saturday, January 18, 2020
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!