National Register

National Register   April 24, 2017

It is with great honor and pride that the Marcus Hook Plank House has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.

The National Register is the official Federal list of districts, sites, building, structures and objects significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering and culture.  National Register properties have significance to the history of their community, state or the nation. 

In honor of this event we would like to invite the public to the Plank House, located at 221 Market Street in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania on Saturday, April 29, 2017 starting at 9am for our first dig of the year!

Dr. David Orr, (retired), of Temple University will be joined by Dr. Mitchell Rothman of Widener University for a dig in the area located behind the Plank House.  The Plank House and the Artifacts Library, in which Dr. Mitchell Rothman has been working with his undergraduate students, will be open for tours.

Thank you to all of those who helped us in this major accomplishment, for your dedication, interest and support.  This is truly a dream come true!

Plank House Video

Philo Project Plank House VideoThis video was granted to us from the PHILO Project and directed by Gerald Kolpan. MHPS appreciates PHILO's help and support. Visit them at for more information on how to help fund this non-profit organization.

Brick Fundraiser

Personalize your own brick, honor a family member, friend or loved one by purchasing a Commemorative Brick $35. Use the two boxes below to enter what you would like printed on your Memorial Brick for the Plankhouse walkway. click here.