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John Dickinson Plantation

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Colonial Plantation

Great colonial history through the Dickinson Plantation. Start with a brief video then walk to the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
RonB4610
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New Castle, Delaware
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Hisoric Home, Free Tour, Don't Miss

If you are a history buff don't miss this historic home on the outskirts of Dover, Delaware. John... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2018
kjtripper
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Baltimore, Maryland
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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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340 Kitts Hummock Rd, Dover, DE 19901-7016
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great colonial history through the Dickinson Plantation. Start with a brief video then walk to the plantation home. Visit the main part of the home including bedrooms, sitting room, etc. The volunteer guides are in colonial garb and very knowledgeable. The second stop is an...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

If you are a history buff don't miss this historic home on the outskirts of Dover, Delaware. John Dickenson was instrumental in the formation of the fledgling United States. He like many, risked house, family, and his own life fighting for the revolutionary forces. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

The state owned property is lovely. Watch a quick video and take a walk to the plantation house. It is like stepping back in time. You can imagine ships arriving on the waters of the St. Jones River and carts bringing visitors up the lane...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

The staff was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Very nice house tour with lots of history. Interesting film in the Visitors center.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2018

If you love local history, ths is a fine place to visit and educate yourself on the finer points of Colnial living in our area.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank PerryInDover
Reviewed August 13, 2018

I knew nothing of this landmark going in, so the short film before the tour was helpful. After a short (and lovely!) walk to the house, we got a tour of many of the rooms and got more in-depth information about life on the property,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

After passing by for year finally decided to stop. Well worth it. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Enjoyed the short video and the house tour.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Grayhare
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Our Travel club was in Dover Delaware this past week for two days. We came here for the tour of the home and plantation of John Dickinson. Before the tour we had an excellent introduction movie about the history and life of John Dickinson. We...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank retiredfrwork
Reviewed June 19, 2018

I have been going here since I was a child. They have made so many improvements over the years. Lovely place and nice grounds.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Normagi
Reviewed June 17, 2018

We enjoyed learning about the history of John's father, John growing up and becoming a key role in the birth of our country. Good tour and well maintained home and grounds.

Date of experience: June 2018
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There is no place to buy food, and the nearest restaurants are in Dover about a fifteen minute drive from the plantation. If you must eat, I suggest that you give ample time because the... More
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