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John Dickinson Plantation

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Address: 340 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover, DE 19901
Phone Number: 302-739-3277
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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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Another great place for history lovers

We saw this plantation and thought we'd visit. We were not disappointed. The starting point was a visitors center, where we saw a quick film about John Dickinson. Very interesting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Denise R
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Williamstown, New Jersey
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Williamstown, New Jersey
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw this plantation and thought we'd visit. We were not disappointed. The starting point was a visitors center, where we saw a quick film about John Dickinson. Very interesting and paved the way for actually seeing the house. The walk to the house was beautiful and so peaceful. The house itself was also wonderful. There's nothing like stepping into... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As we got there just as it opened there was only 7 people for the tour of the mansion which meant that we all had a good view of all the rooms. Our guide was very knowledgeable and answered all the questions asked. Besides the interesting history here the surroundings are beautiful.

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Thank Richard B
usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Start the tour off with a 20 minute video that will give you an overview of Dickinson's life and accomplishments. Following the video you will take a short walk up to the house which was built in 1730 and is in great condition. The tour guide is very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. The staff is dressed in Colonial... More 

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Thank mariavhaag
Lanham, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We enjoyed the tour of the mansion. The nice lady there (I believe her name was Barbara) was quite informative and helpful. John Dickinson had some awesome attributes. He was quite the agricultural guru and smart land owner. He had slaves and chose to free them and pay them a salary (unlike his brother).

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Thank affordabletravels
Maple Valley, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Wow, John Dickinson was a fascinating guy! I love history and the time period of his life. This stop was well worth it. Living on the west coast you just don't get the benefits of so much history. We visited previous to this Washington DC and Philadelphia (Independence Hall) and this stop was a perfect companion to those visits. The... More 

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Alexandria Bay, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

This is a bit out of the way, however you want to go here! There is a visiting centre which Orients you to what you are going to see. In addition there are guides at the main Plantation House who explain everything with ease and great interest. It was obvious by the quality of the guide that ours knew what... More 

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Mentor, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in on a rainy day to see what this was all about. It was a very interesting tour. The guides were very friendly and very knowledgeable about the history of this property as well as some others. We enjoyed it very much!

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Thank Beckystj
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I have been to many historic sites. It is one of my favorite things to do. John Dickinson Plantation did not disappoint. Although it is not as large as other plantations, it is still a great place to visit, and you get a little surprise at the end.

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Thank JohnBCowgill
Plymouth, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

I like history stuff and not too familiar with Delaware's colonial contributions. The tour of this property was fantastic. The tour guide (Michelle) was very knowledgeable, through and gave great insights into the Dickinson family. Buildings and grounds prepared well and gives a context to the life and times of John Dickinson. No charge, donations well worth giving.

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Thank Tom C
Dover, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Well done presentations, with several special exhibits and programs. It's free ( donations welcome). We just wish it were open more than it is,

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