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Port Penn Interpretive Center


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

Duck Decoys of Port Penn

Saturday, February 11, 2023

2:00 PM

The American waterfowl decoy has become a desired, and expensive, artifact and objet d'art. But its true significance rests within a larger community of objects. The memories preserved within the decoy can only come to life when properly interpreted. The waterman's life on the Delaware River forms the stage where the decoy becomes an important cultural actor. This discussion will describe the various roles this artifact can address, which will hopfully lead us to recognize why the Port Penn Museum is so vital for linking the past to the present. This program is presented by archaeologist and historian David Orr. It is free to attend, but we encourage participants to register in advance by calling our office at 302-834-7941.

Add to Calendar 2/11/2023 2:00:00 PM 2/11/2023 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Duck Decoys of Port Penn The American waterfowl decoy has become a desired, and expensive, artifact and objet d'art. But its true significance rests within a larger community of objects. The memories preserved within the decoy can only come to life when properly interpreted. The waterman's life on the Delaware River forms the stage where the decoy becomes an important cultural actor. This discussion will describe the various roles this artifact can address, which will hopfully lead us to recognize why the Port Penn Museum is so vital for linking the past to the present. This program is presented by archaeologist and historian David Orr. It is free to attend, but we encourage participants to register in advance by calling our office at 302-834-7941. Port Penn

Historic Town Tour

Saturday, February 25, 2023

10:00 AM

Port Penn has a very unique and interesting history. In this program, we'll talk about the development of the town from the 1760s through the present. Along the way, we'll see a number of historic buildings that showcase the town's story. All tours start at the Interpretive Center. Tours are free, but participants are encouraged to register in advance by calling our office at 302-834-7941.

Add to Calendar 2/25/2023 10:00:00 AM 2/25/2023 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Historic Town Tour Port Penn has a very unique and interesting history. In this program, we'll talk about the development of the town from the 1760s through the present. Along the way, we'll see a number of historic buildings that showcase the town's story. All tours start at the Interpretive Center. Tours are free, but participants are encouraged to register in advance by calling our office at 302-834-7941. Port Penn