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Address: 340 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover, DE 19901
Phone Number: 302-739-3277
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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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Small, but worth a visit

A good look into a plantation house from the 1700's. The staff is knowledgable and helpful. Small gardens and smoke house included.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Milford Kansas
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Milford Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A good look into a plantation house from the 1700's. The staff is knowledgable and helpful. Small gardens and smoke house included.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

The plantation is beautiful and the tour guides were helpful will go again would recommend for adults and children

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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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89 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 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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137 reviews 137 reviews
35 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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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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74 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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64 reviews 64 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 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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23 helpful votes 23 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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Additional Information about John Dickinson Plantation

Address: Address: 340 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover, DE 19901
Phone Number: 302-739-3277
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Dover
Open Hours:
Wednesday 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

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