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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

Kids Craft Club: Duck Call

Saturday, October 15, 2022

1:00 PM

This year we are putting together a new series for middle school kids. At each program, we will have a small craft related to an aspect of Port Penn's history. Duck hunting was a major activity in Port Penn in the early 1900s, and is still a popular leisure activity today. In this program, we will learn how to make a simple duck call, while also talking about the art of duck hunting. Please register in advance by calling 302-601-6382, or by emailing jacob.miller@delaware.gov. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Free.

Add to Calendar 10/15/2022 1:00:00 PM 10/15/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Kids Craft Club: Duck Call This year we are putting together a new series for middle school kids. At each program, we will have a small craft related to an aspect of Port Penn's history. Duck hunting was a major activity in Port Penn in the early 1900s, and is still a popular leisure activity today. In this program, we will learn how to make a simple duck call, while also talking about the art of duck hunting. Please register in advance by calling 302-601-6382, or by emailing jacob.miller@delaware.gov. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Free. Port Penn

Historic Town Tour

Saturday, November 19, 2022

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 the historic buildings that showcase the town's story. All tours start at the Interpretive Center. Please pre-register by calling 302-601-6382, or emailing jacob.miller@delaware.gov. Free.

Add to Calendar 11/19/2022 10:00:00 AM 11/19/2022 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 the historic buildings that showcase the town's story. All tours start at the Interpretive Center. Please pre-register by calling 302-601-6382, or emailing jacob.miller@delaware.gov. Free. Port Penn