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Biggs Museum of American Art

406 Federal St, Dover, DE 19901-3615
+1 302-674-2111
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The Biggs is a hidden Jewel in Downtown Dover

I'm a member of the museum, so I might be prejudiced. I love going here. They have some wonderful... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
DaveW19904
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Dover, Delaware
Come see American art & furniture

I visited with a group and had a tour guide to take us in to all the rooms and explain the art and... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2017
RonB4610
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New Castle, Delaware
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This museum, named after a local art collector, features American painting and crafts from Colonial portraiture to 20th-century Impressionism, with a special focus on the work of local artists from the Colonial and Federal periods.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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406 Federal St, Dover, DE 19901-3615
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a member of the museum, so I might be prejudiced. I love going here. They have some wonderful impressionist paintings up on the third floor and lots of local high quality paintings and other art too. I'm not really into the furniture, but it's...More

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Reviewed 12 December 2017

I visited with a group and had a tour guide to take us in to all the rooms and explain the art and artifacts. If was interesting. Their art work changes.

Thank RonB4610
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Based upon recommendations from our Bed and Breakfast we decided to visit here. It was a small museum but the work is very interesting and well done. Bear in mind-this is American Art with furniture and other clocks, etc. Don't expect a huge museum with...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

The cost to enter is similar to that of an actual museum. I could see a few dollars or a simple request for donation. There are simply not enough exhibits to warrant the cost.

Thank Tim B
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We went to the Biggs this time as we missed it on last visit. Spectacular collection of furniture, silver, grandfather clocks from the 1700-1800's. Also a modern side of it with a Christo exhibit that was amazing. Photography, Ceramics and some glass. A. Gem in...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

While in the Dover area for a few days, we visited this small museum. My husband, who loves American Art, was surprised by the extent of the collection here. We also were intrigued by the layout which is chronological, when so often large museum collections...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

A very good collection of American art, with an emphasis on 18th and 19th century decorative arts. There are some very interesting pieces of furniture in the museum as well as a number of well known painters. A pleasant way to spend an hour or...More

Thank Zach F
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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

This is the only museum with a fee in the Dover historic district. It is worth it. Even if ground floor is under repair, permanent collection of second and third floor encompass colonial style furniture, silverware, paintings and original American artifacts. A tiny but lovely...More

Thank Nathalie P
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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

There is a grand sculpture at the entrance of birds that seem to fly from a tree end through the glass into the museum itself. There was an Ansel Adams special exhibit when we were there and it was spectacular. Even the 9 and 10...More

Thank Jay S
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

We were surprised at the extent of this museum. Lots of paintings and fine early American furniture.

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Response from Phylzy | Reviewed this property |
It runs thru 7/30/2017. Nice exhibit.
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