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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 peak at Delaware history

My family enjoyed visiting the John Dickinson Plantation. The tour is started with a video in the barn which gives you the background information on the site and John Dickinson... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My family enjoyed visiting the John Dickinson Plantation. The tour is started with a video in the barn which gives you the background information on the site and John Dickinson. We then followed the sidewalk to the house were we were given a thorough tour of the large house. The tour guide who was dressed in historical garb gave us... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

After seeing the signs for the Dickinson Plantation for months, I finally took the time to visit. It was definitely worth the time. The way the tour is set up, you are passed from guide to guide throughout the home, each very knowledgable about their particular rooms. Although the family history was touched on, relaying their importance to the founding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

An excellent way to spend the afternoon! Very informative guides who knew what they were talking about. We definitely enjoyed it.

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Milford Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 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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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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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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Additional Information about John Dickinson Plantation

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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