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Address: 340 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover, DE 19901
Phone Number: 302-739-3277
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Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Description: Once owned by a wealthy Quaker tobacco planter, this plantation has been...
Once owned by a wealthy Quaker tobacco planter, this plantation has been converted to a living museum where visitors can tour the grounds and interact with staff dressed in period costume.
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We did our visit mid-week so small group tours, I loved it. Location is lovely and the house so beautiful--different from other Colonial "mansions" I have visited. For younger... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

We did our visit mid-week so small group tours, I loved it. Location is lovely and the house so beautiful--different from other Colonial "mansions" I have visited. For younger kids maybe best to visit during one of their events or with a school group when they offer more hands-on activity. I had a 9 year old girl with me and... More 

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Washington, DC
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131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

John Dickinson is the most unknown founding father. He refused to sign the Declaration of Independence (on principle), and so he has been largely ignored by history. But he was a patriot nevertheless. And his house has been restored so it offers a good view of how a wealthy colonial lived. The tour guide was great, and the grounds were... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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35 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We visited this attraction while on a coach tour with Country Traveler Discoveries. It was a nice stop, and the step on guide who took us around was very interesting.

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Allegany, New York
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36 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We stopped here after visiting the Air Mobility Command Museum as it is just a couple minutes away. Very informative about the history of John Dickinson and his family's plantation. There is no fee for this tour but donations are accepted. Nice tour for families.

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Columbus, Ohio
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My husband and I were staying in downtown Dover and drove over to see the John Dickinson plantation. We were taken on an individual tour by a guide dressed in a period costume. The tour takes you on an I depth tour of the main house. After that one is free to walk bout the grounds and see the other... More 

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Magnolia, Delaware, United States
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Well, thought out by our forefathers. The architechture is lovely as well as the surrounding grounds. Delaware's version of Monticello.

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Dover, Delaware
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I had a great time visiting the John Dickinson Plantation. The tour started at the barn where we watched a video on the history of John Dickinson. We then walked to John Dickinson's home and had a tour of the house and learned about the history of the home, John Dickinson and the living conditions of the time. We then... More 

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Smyrna, Delaware
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We were thrilled to register for the first ever lantern tour at the John Dickinson Plantation. It was a great night filled with historical interpreters who made us feel like a welcomed guest to the plantation. We sang songs in the garden, helped make the bed we would have slept in, and toured many rooms of the home. The staff... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Very interesting Quiet relaxing historical site to visit With a few hands on activities. Beautiful Plantation

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Newark, Delaware
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Dickinson Plantation was one of several slave-holding plantations in Saint Jones Neck just SE of Dover on Kitts Hummock. Read's plantation and the others in the area have been torn down. It is very historic and attractive; and to my pleasant surprise the slave cabins have been restored. A must see if you visit Dover. The Bay is about 2... More 

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