A River and its History

The largest free-flowing river in the eastern United States, the Delaware River runs past forests, farmlands, and villages, and it also links some of the most densely populated regions in America.

In 2000, the National Wild and Scenic River System incorporated key segments of the lower Delaware River to form this unit of the National Park System.

Mules pull a barge from the towpath

Historic Sites and Districts

The lower Delaware River has never been long off the nation's mind; it lies between 2 of the great colonial cities of the nation: NY and Phi

Last updated: January 29, 2016

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