As was said so often in the Pirates of the Caribbean films, “Let’s Parley” on  July 8th from 11am to 4pm at the Colonial Plantation, where pirates, spies and devilish rouges of the high seas drop anchor for a fun day of pirate battles and spy missions.

When pirates fought, they had the right to call for ‘parley’ – a temporary truce followed by discussion and deal making – but the only thing you’ll be ‘negotiating’ on Saturday is your way around the plantation with swashbuckling games, water battles, plus pirate flag-making.

Pirate ship flags were like today’s business cards, announcing the name and reputation of the ship. If a trading vessel neared a ship flying Blackbeard’s flag, it often surrendered right away because of the fearsome fighting reputation of the captain and crew. So come make your own flag and let it fly  while learning more about our Delaware River’s nefarious pirate history.

Read about our local Blackbeard connection!
Click below to read about the infamous “Plank House”in Marcus Hook, a haven for pirates in the early 19th century. Three months ago the Plank House was inducted into The National Historic Register -- the official Federal list of districts, sites, building, structures and objects significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering and culture.
Pirates at the Plank House in Marcus Hook

Hours: 11am to 4pm, last entry at 3pm
Admission:  $10 for adults; $6 for children ages 4 to 12: Children under age 4 are free.
To GPS the location: 3900 North Sandy Flash Drive, Newtown Square, PA 19073.