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Biggs Museum of American Art

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Address: 406 Federal Street, Dover, DE 19903
Phone Number: 302-674-2111
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Description: This museum, named after a local art collector, features American painting...
This museum, named after a local art collector, features American painting and crafts from Colonial portraiture to 20th-century Impressionism, with a special focus on the work of local artists from the Colonial and Federal periods.
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Worth a visit in the absence of other options

Nice small-town museum, worth a visit if you have time to kill. Pedestrian paintings, but a nice collection of furniture.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Camden, Delaware
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30 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Took my kids to this museum and it was kinda small. After being there about 20mins we saw the whole place. It is however Nice and quiet.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Nice small-town museum, worth a visit if you have time to kill. Pedestrian paintings, but a nice collection of furniture.

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Dover, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Biggs updates exhibits regularly. Small compared to big city places but I have always enjoyed visiting

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

What a gem! I was immediately attracted once I saw the sculpture of a tree and birds in flight that stands outside the museum. Nice collections inside, of art, furniture and much more. They also had a special exhibit when we were there, it was an extra small fee but we weren't that interested. I'm sure if it was done... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This Museum is small but packed full of fun history lessons. Kids liked the special activities that were set up for them. but during the visits there were no extra activities it did not hold my then 4 years attention.

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Dover, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is an awesome small town museum. Now this is not the Smithsonian, but it has lots of great local interests. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. They have awesome summer programs for children too.

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Milford, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

See how the very wealthy lived in the past. Kind of a small museum, but quite interesting. Some interesting period furniture, not really an art museum, but there are paintings included. Free/donations accepted. We joined. Not sure of many ongoing exhibits, but worth seeing if in the Dover area. Friendly staff. Small giftshop. Nice area for kid's projects.

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Hamilton Square, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We had this museum all to ourselves on a recent Wednesday afternoon--and by all to ourselves, I mean we were the only two people on all three floors! It's a shame that more people don't visit, but having all of the art to yourself is a dream come true, even in a smaller museum such as the Biggs. The museum's... More 

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maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Nice small museum with a friendly staff . A tad boring though. A lot of old furniture on 2nd floor. My son joked saying he felt like we walked into an ikea. Visit if in the area. Free but certain area has a fee .

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wilmington, de
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

If you admire Americana (American colonial furniture) and American art, the Biggs has some beautiful collections. It's been recently remodeled and enlarged. There are always changing exhibits of American artists and a permanent collection of American silver and furniture. It's right off the Green in Dover, Delaware, and worth a visit. It's not very large, so it's easy to do... More 

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