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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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A Piece of Delaware History

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Allegany, New York
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Allegany, New York
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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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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154 reviews 154 reviews
68 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
21 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I went here for a day trip because I am new to the area and I wanted to see what's in Dover. I liked this historical site. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered any questions we had.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Just a sweet tour and the guide is amazing. A little walk down history lane. Who knew all the stuff they share. We will go back in the spring when its warmer :)

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Branson, Missouri
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I was very impressed with the accuracy and candid views of life on a plantation. We visited during a school tour, and it was fun seeing the children learn and interact with the knowledgeable guides. I would encourage anyone interested in colonial history to visit the plantation. You won't be disappointed.

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