Port Richmond

Like many Philadelphia neighborhoods, Port Richmond was founded in colonial Pennsylvania. Port Richmond started as a river estate known as “Hope Farm.” With the rise of the Industrial Revolution, the value of Port Richmond’s Delaware River access was quickly grasped. Port Richmond became its own community along the Delaware River, at a time when what is now the City of Philadelphia was a county of small towns and townships.

Today, Port Richmond still has the feel of a small city within the City, where industrial firms anchor a community of small businesses and families, all looking to the Delaware River for work and fun.