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Biggs Museum of American Art

406 Federal Street, Dover, DE 19903
302-674-2111
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Ranked #7 of 22 Attractions in Dover
Type: Art Museums, History Museums
Owner description: This museum, named after a local art collector, features American painting and crafts from Colonial portraiture to 20th-century Impressionism, with a... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

If you like art but you want to visit a small museum and not a metropolis like the Met in New York City, the Biggs Museum is a good stop. Expect to spend about 1 hour if you take your time looking through the artwork. Also, the museum is free (or was when I visited).

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New York City
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Sewell Biggs collected American art and left his collection to the people of Delaware. His collection is eclectic but of very high quality. The museum covers three floors with special exhibits on the first floor. Depending on your pace you can cover the whole museum in an hour to 90 minutes. The museum is free and there is a small... More

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Yuma, Arizona
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

First, admission is free. Second, the staff was enthusiastic about the art. Third, the art is really top-notch. We got there with only 30 minutes before they closed, but my daughter (11) loves art so she pestered me to go in. So glad we did! The lady at the front counter asked us lots of questions and then took us... More

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Chestertown, Maryland
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

I was delighted by my recent visit to the Biggs and would encourage anyone who has as little as an hour to pop over and browse the galleries. Any visitor with a interest in history or nature from Delaware, Maryland or Pennsylvania would enjoy the Bayard Berndt exhibit going on now. The exhibit has great landscape paintings from those areas... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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54 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Admission is free to this enjoyable museum full of artistic treasures, which include paintings, furniture, and silver. Not a very large museum, but worth a visit.

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Englewood, Colorado
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

I visited this museum on a rainy day on my visit to Dover. I was happy to see that the museum opened at 9:00 AM as it gave me the opportunity to have a pleasant experience viewing some beautiful American art pieces while waiting for the Legislative Hall to open. I had a pleasant, warm welcome by the museum staff... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Eleven of us took a guided tour of the Museum, threat was great as well as the furniture of different periods. This tour could have been better if the guide could have given us more insight to the artists rendition of what he was telling us through his art, the place was very clean and in good condition. If you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I love coming to this museum! Truly, the Biggs is my favorite place to spend an evening. I particularly appreciate the way modern pieces by Delaware artists are displayed alongside older pieces by Delaware artists. Very well done! I also love the new renovations and pieces.

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Smyrna, Delaware
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This is a free art museum located in Dover. They offer great programs for kids that provide hands on exposure to the arts. The museum itself has some beautiful pieces on display and the staff is always so wonderful and willing to share their knowledge. We particularly enjoyed the historical furniture and silver.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Beautiful oil paintings & unique furniture gave this small museum some interesting features. The wall paper was unique & complimented the staged spaces.

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