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Address: 340 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover, DE 19901
Phone Number: 302-739-3277
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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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A off the beaten path stop

This plantation was nice to visit. The tour guide was in time period attire and was thorough with her facts of the family and home. Nice quick walk back in time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
Kathryn H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

This plantation was nice to visit. The tour guide was in time period attire and was thorough with her facts of the family and home. Nice quick walk back in time.

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Dover, DE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a really fun way to spend an afternoon i Dover, especially if they are having a special event. The docents all dress in period costumes and you will see how the Delaware delegate to the First Continental Congress lived.

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Thank Princeless
Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

The tour is free (donations accepted of course) and the tour guide, Melissa, was very informative about the family, area and history of this revolutionary war hero and signer of the Constitution. We plan on going back in the spring when they have additional programs to offer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Wonderful tour! The guides were friendly and informative. Enjoyable experience with my out of state in-laws. We are local and plan to return again for one of there seasonal events.

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Thank ATIR5rso
Dover, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

I must admit that I live less than 10 miles from this plantation and until today, had no idea what was right in my back yard. We just got back from a vacation in the Carolinas where we toured several plantations. This one in Dover is as good as at least some of the ones we saw down south. It... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

The historical enterperaturs help make your visit both enjoyable and educational. Be ready to step back in time as your guide takes you on a tour of this beautiful 18th Century Plantation House. Learn about John Dickinson Esq. one of Deleware's leading citizens and Revoltionary War hero.

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Dover, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I lived down the road when I was growing up. It is a great place to take kids that are interested in history.

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Magnolia, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

My friend and I really enjoyed our visit here. We dipped candles got some insight on what it was like to live during these times. I plan on going again.

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New Kent, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

My husband enjoyed a recent visit to the John Dickinson Plantation and House. The entrance is clearly marked, as are the parking spaces and entry to the barn, which is where the tour begins. The lady working at the entrance, came out of the barn to welcome us, inviting us in to see a short film that had just started.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The John Dickinson Plantation is a beautiful setting just off Del Rt. 13. The grounds are delightful with many large trees and some interesting plantings. The outbuildings give one an example of how folks lived in the period. The house has been well kept and the interpreters are well informed.

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