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John Dickinson Plantation

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Address: 340 Kitts Hummock Rd, Dover, DE 19901-7016
Phone Number: 302-739-3277
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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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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Excellent tour.

The home and property are well maintained. Everything appears authentic and the history of the John Dickinson comes alive while touring the home and gardens. Well worth visiting.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dover, Delaware
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Dover, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The home and property are well maintained. Everything appears authentic and the history of the John Dickinson comes alive while touring the home and gardens. Well worth visiting.

Thank kel123nkp
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The John Dickinson Plantation is a great place to visit along with the Air Mobility Command Museum around the corner. Like the AMC Museum, admission is free, though donations are acceptable. As we had a three-year-old with us, we didn't end up taking the guided tour, so we only spent about thirty minutes touring the grounds by ourselves. Still, they... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

The John Dickinson Plantation is very near the busy Rt. 1 (road to the beach) and the sometimes noisy Dover Air Force Base, but it is quiet and peaceful there. The buildings are still set among fields of corn and soybeans with lots of trees and open space. Some historic sites are now surrounded by modern buildings but not here.... More 

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Branchville, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here to visit and stretch our legs. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. The grounds and sites were well maintained and a nice spot to walk around. If you are passing through, definitely worthy the stop.

Thank Woohoo451
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

The staff at the John Dickinson House are wonderful. IT is now part of the FIRST STATE National Park and has a rich history! BE sure to catch the film to learn a little about the site and if you have questions, the staff is always happy to answer them!

Thank Heather L
Milford, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

This little site administered by Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs is a real gem. It is a National Historic Landmark and has recently become part of First State National Historical Park. The site is located on the south end of Dover just beyond Dover Air Force Base. It is such a peaceful experience to walk around the well... More 

Thank Larry T
Williamstown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 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 

Thank Denise R
Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

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.

Thank Richard B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

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 

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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