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Port Penn Interpretive Center
Copyright: - Delaware Division of Parks & Recreation
Port Penn Interpretive Center
Description - Located within moments of Fort Delaware and Fort DuPont State Park is the Port Penn Interpretive Center. Here visitors can discover exhibits and programs devoted to the traditions of the wetland community. Self-guided walking tours are available featuring the historic homes of Port Penn as well as the scenic marshlands surrounding the town.

Attractions - Port Penn Interpretive Center is located on Route 9 about four miles south of Delaware City. The Center offers displays and programs which explain the folk life of the historic wetland communities along the shores of the Delaware. Stroll along the self-guided tour which includes the Wetland Interpretive Trail and the Historic Homes Village Walk. Interpreter-led group tours are available by reservation.

Recreation - Activities at Port Penn Interpretive Center include viewing exhibits and historical photographs, as well as taking a walking tour.

Climate - The Chesapeake and Delaware Bays moderate Delaware's climate. The state experiences four distinct seasons. Winter can be bitterly cold. Highs during this season average near freezing with low temperatures near 0 degrees F. Spring comes to this region in mid to late March. This is a pleasant time to visit with moderate temperatures and low humidity. Summer brings temperatures ranging from 80 to 90 degrees F. Humidity is highest inland with ocean breezes cooling the shoreline. Fall brings cooler temperatures and low humidity. The forested regions of the state often have brilliant foliage displays.

Location - Port Penn Interpretive Center is located on Route 9 about four miles south of Delaware City.

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Filed By: Heck (Wilmington, DE)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Our family visited there 8/23/2003. The center is VERY small. The exhibits are presented well. The staff at the center was helpful and very friendly. The nature trail is under 2 miles long and very poorly marked. We saw muskrats, various waterfowl and some incredible ruby-throated hummingbirds. If you are going there, try to see if they are having a guided tour or some type of program. This is a good "extra" after going to Fort Delaware just up the road.

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Contact Information:
Port Penn Interpretive Center, Delaware Route 9 , Port Penn, DE, 19706, Phone: 302-836-2533

Additional Information:
Delaware State Parks - The Delaware State Park system includes fourteen parks with recreation facilities, many historic and cultural buildings, and an extensive trail system.
Northern Region - New Castle County - From big city sophistication to small-town serenity, Northern Region - New Castle County charms its visitors.

Delaware State Parks - Official Agency Website


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