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John Dickinson Plantation

340 Kitts Hummock Rd, Dover, DE 19901-7016
+1 302-739-3277
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Founding fathers home

18th century home of founding father and signer of Declaration of Independence. A fine example of a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Harry S
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Dover, Delaware
Lovely

This museum is free. You can make a donation if you wish. I loved the location, the walk was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fausto S
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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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340 Kitts Hummock Rd, Dover, DE 19901-7016
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Reviewed 1 week ago

18th century home of founding father and signer of Declaration of Independence. A fine example of a Quaker colonial farm with costumed guides who will tell you the story of an important but often forgotten founding father. House beautifully restored to Revolutionary War period. Great...More

1  Thank Harry S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is free. You can make a donation if you wish. I loved the location, the walk was amazing. The fresh air and smell of grass. After we took the tour we walked around for about 20 more min. The tour lady was awesome.

Thank Fausto S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the plantation on our way to D.C. with small children. The house tour is interestingly presented by very knowledgeable and passionate costumed staff. The house has original artifacts. The tour is just the right length for a 4 year old. We learned quite...More

Thank Trish A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We pulled up and had a nice picnic under the shade trees. They have 4 picnic tables. The tour began with a movie and information on John Dickinson. Afterwards you'll go on the home and plantation tour. The staff have a lot of information and...More

Thank Liz Everett W
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The staff at this museum are so welcoming and informative, there is an introduction and then you are shown around the house. We had a lovely experience, children enjoyed asking questions and they were extremely well answered by the knowledgeable staff. A peaceful setting with...More

Thank A R
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I enjoyed the tour very much. It was very informative because I knew very little about John Dickinson from school. I found the initial presenter and the guide who gave us a tour of the house to be very friendly and accomodating and knowledgable about...More

Thank dorseyfamily534
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

This is a small plantation, but the friendliness displayed by the tour guides and informative tours were worth the stop. The antiques and architecture were very cool.

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We really enjoyed walking through the home and grounds. The staff was friendly and clearly enjoyed talking with visitors. It gives you a real sense on how people lived in the 18th century.

Thank briant552016
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I enjoyed linking national historical events to Delaware. The tour guides really care about what they do and preserving this important part of DE history. I will probably go back again to make sure I didnt miss anything.

1  Thank TNorla
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We toured the plantation this week and really enjoyed the experience. What a wonderful piece of history for the State of Delaware. The tour guide was open to our questions and was very accommodating. The house and grounds are a treasure.

Thank 57RRoberts
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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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