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Biggs Museum of American Art

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Address: 406 Federal Street, Dover, DE 19903
Phone Number: 302-674-2111
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This museum, named after a local art collector, features American painting...

This museum, named after a local art collector, features American painting and crafts from Colonial portraiture to 20th-century Impressionism, with a special focus on the work of local artists from the Colonial and Federal periods.

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Great place for some history and great Art

My favorite item in here was the glass vase , completely made out of sand, a lot of good history here and a good source for some fine art and history behind it

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
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Dover, Delaware
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Dover, Delaware
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

My favorite item in here was the glass vase , completely made out of sand, a lot of good history here and a good source for some fine art and history behind it

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Dover, Delaware
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots of people travel past Dover on their way to the Delaware beaches. The Biggs Museum is definitely worth a side trip. The museum houses the collection of Sewell C. Biggs who spent his lifetime gathering art and artifacts from the Delaware and Philadelphia area. There is an excellent display of furniture and silver, as well as an interesting collection... More 

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Milford Kansas
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are some interesting collections. The period furnishings on the second level is a nice collection. Have enjoyed the collections that move through the museum.

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1 Thank Ja B
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This museum has 3 floors of sculptures, wall art, and furnishings covering several different eras. The museum is located in historic Dover near the Old State House. There is an admission cost but I had a 2 for 1 groupon so it was very affordable for me. Currently, there is an "elements" based exhibit (wind, etc.) that's worth an extra... More 

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Milton, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Beautiful paintings and artifacts, they have so many pieces of the most beautiful antique furniture and lamps, so many things you don't want to leave.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

After walking around historic Dover's Green, the Biggs was a lovely way to finish our tour. I especially enjoyed the silver and the bold wallpapers. Their temporary exhibit, displaying pages of the St. John's Illuminated Bible, was our favorite part. Worth seeing close up and in person--reproductions of the pages do not do them justice. Friendly staff, as well, who... More 

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Camden, DE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

The center of Dover, Delaware has many historical sites of interest. This museum exhibits many of these artifacts and antiques. The paintings date back from american artists mostly in this area. Elaborate beautiful Victorian furniture, china & silverware from the 1800's, 1900's & before. There is also special exhibits at certain times of the year such as the forth of... More 

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Salisbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

We read an article about the Saint John's Bible exhibition at the Biggs Museum of American Art and we went to see it. Oh my, how incredible! Saint John's College, in Minnesota, commissioned the enormous art project of an entire hand-painted bible. They chose Donald Jackson, one of the best contemporary scribes and illuminators in the world. He chose a... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

The Illuminated Bible? Well worth seeing and publicizing. The silver, the art, all worthwhile for art lovers and lovers of history. Get a groupon--it costs us only $6 each to get in

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Fabulous special exhibit of 70 pages of the St. John's Bible. Now extended through late April 2016. Don't miss this!

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