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“Good Historical View”

John Dickinson Plantation
Ranked #5 of 35 things to do in Dover
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed November 12, 2013

This is the home of one our less known founding fathers. It has reenactors and a well kept colonial house and grounds with tours. It is very well done and children especially will learn from the visit.

5  Thank OldeBear
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

John Dickinson was a wealthy landowner and his home offers a great tour and insight into life at the end of the 1700s. tour guides very enthusiastic and informative. don't miss.

6  Thank HARLAND R
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

You first watch a short film that gives information on John Dickinson. I was not familiar with him so this was interesting to learn. We then had a costume period tour guide in the home. He was very pleasant and knowledgable. There was no charge to visit the plantation but donations are accepted.

9  Thank BeachGirlVA
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

Enjoyed the short film about John Dickinson, as I did not know much about him. It gave me the incentive to find out more about him, as I am new to Delaware.

2  Thank Caroline501
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

I've really been impressed with the Delaware tour guides. This is a wonderful tour which showcases the history of John Dickinson, one of our countries founding fathers from Delaware. There is a video and an exceptional tour of the master house on the plantation. They also presented the historical accounts of the black people, both slaves and free persons, and the lives they led at that time. It was very informative and thorough

8  Thank imtom55711
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