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John Dickinson Plantation

Address: 340 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover, DE 19901
Phone Number: 302-739-3277
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Ranked #4 of 20 Attractions in Dover
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Once owned by a wealthy Quaker tobacco planter, this plantation has been converted to a living...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Owner description: 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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Dover, Delaware
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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2 helpful votes 2 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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21 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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10 helpful votes 10 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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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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Hamden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

This is the home of one our less known founding fathers. It has reenactors and a well kept colonial house and grounds with tours. It is very well done and children especially will learn from the visit.

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FORT COLLINS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

John Dickinson was a wealthy landowner and his home offers a great tour and insight into life at the end of the 1700s. tour guides very enthusiastic and informative. don't miss.

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Amelia, VA
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

You first watch a short film that gives information on John Dickinson. I was not familiar with him so this was interesting to learn. We then had a costume period tour guide in the home. He was very pleasant and knowledgable. There was no charge to visit the plantation but donations are accepted.

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