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John Dickinson Plantation

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340 Kitts Hummock Rd, Dover, DE 19901-7016
+1 302-739-3277
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Love this museum

I have been going here since I was a child. They have made so many improvements over the years... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Normagi
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Dover, Delaware
Love learning history where people resided

We enjoyed learning about the history of John's father, John growing up and becoming a key role in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
IllinoisKate1
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Chicago, Illinois
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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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340 Kitts Hummock Rd, Dover, DE 19901-7016
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Normagi
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank IllinoisKate1
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Reviewed May 30, 2018

We stopped in to tour this plantation home and see the beautiful grounds. The house has historic significance as a stop along the Underground Railroad. After inheriting the plantation from his father, John Dickinson later freed the 60+ slaves on the plantation and grated them...More

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Reviewed May 27, 2018

Guides were great. Covered all the rooms and even kept toddlers interested with thier stories. Short movie to begin your visit explains the family history.

Thank dundeeb0y
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

I was in Dover for a 1st-person training program, and had an opportunity to go through the Dickinson Plantation. The site was well taken care of, and the docent provided great information about the Plantation and it's owner, John Dickinson. The tour lasted about 1.5...More

1  Thank Terry K
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

This museum is suitable for all ages. Began by watching a video as an introduction to the life of John Dickinson, a founding father. Guide was dressed colonial-style, she had a lot to say about each room in the house and was well informed. An...More

Thank Devorah L
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

We really enjoyed this tour of a historic plantation owned by an important figure in Delaware history. The house was interesting and was partially furnished with period furniture. The guides and staff were passionate and knew their stuff. As with most of the attractions in...More

Thank Shawn H
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Reviewed January 28, 2018

We had cabin fever and since it was such a nice day decided to make the 2 hour drive and visit Dickinson Plantation. This was a great decision on our part. The tour started in the barn with a short film on John Dickson and...More

1  Thank Beachbumjudi
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Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

We went as a family during school break. The Docent was very good and knowledgeable, and took the time to answer all of our six-year-old’s questions. It was well worth the visit on a cold December day.

1  Thank Leciel4me
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Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

We attended for the third time the Dickinson Plantation with visiting friends. Very interesting history as it relates to Kent County and Sover,De.

Thank bgoliv
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dgoehner
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Response from JohnBCowgill | Reviewed this property |
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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