The Port of Paulsboro is a small industrial town that is not a popular tourist destination. The Port of Paulsboro has a humid continental climate with warm to hot humid summers and cold winters. Temperatures in the Port of Paulsboro range from an average high of 25°C (78°F) in July to an average low of 0°C (32°F) in January. Most rainfall comes from March through September. The wettest month in the Port of Paulsboro is July with over four inches (about ten centimeters), and the driest month is February with less than three inches (about seven centimeters). Humidity levels are greatest in the early fall (almost 85%) and lowest in the spring (just above 70%). Snow comes to the Port of Paulsboro from November through April and is heaviest in February (with an average almost seven inches (18 centimeters).
The Continental Congress purchased the country's first federal the land for Fort Billingsport in the Port of Paulsboro in July 1776. George Washington requested that Tadeusz Kosciuszko design the fortifications on this 40-hectare site, and the fort was built by Revolutionary War troops from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and South Carolina. Fort Billingsport is located on the corner of the Port of Paulsboro terminal site and borders a municipal park. The fort was built to blockade Britain's naval fleet and protect Philadelphia. Fifteen-hundred British soldiers were sent to capture the fort, giving the Americans time to foritify Forts Mercer and Mifflin.