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John Dickinson Plantation

Kitts Hummock Road, Dover, DE
302-739-3277
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Ranked #4 of 20 attractions in Dover
Type: Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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English first
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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73 helpful votes 73 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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Hamden, Connecticut
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106 reviews 106 reviews
20 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
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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46 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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NJ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Enjoyed the short film about John Dickinson, as I did not know much about him. It gave me the incentive to find out more about him, as I am new to Delaware.

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Dallas, Texas
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94 reviews 94 reviews
62 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

I've really been impressed with the Delaware tour guides. This is a wonderful tour which showcases the history of John Dickinson, one of our countries founding fathers from Delaware. There is a video and an exceptional tour of the master house on the plantation. They also presented the historical accounts of the black people, both slaves and free persons, and... More

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goose creek
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

The Dickinson Plantation, a National Historic Landmark was the boyhood home of John Dickinson of Dover, Delaware, one of the main framers of the United States Constitution as well as other important documents when Dickinson served as a member of the Continental Congress. He was also one of only a few people to serve as a " Chief Executive' (Governor)... More

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Eagle River, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012 via mobile

Took my family who is visiting from Michigan. Had a fun time learning a little delaware history. Lovely land beautiful home. If in delaware I highly suggest going.

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Delaware
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

John Dickinson Plantation is a fine example of 18th century architecture and offers a wonderful "living history" example of life in early America. Established in the Colonial era, the Dickinson family was an integral part in the founding of this great nation. Be sure to check the schedule for special events and daily tours. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable... More

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