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John Dickinson Plantation

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Step back in time

The state owned property is lovely. Watch a quick video and take a walk to the plantation house... read more

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Great tour

The staff was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Very nice house tour with lots of history... read more

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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.
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340 Kitts Hummock Rd, Dover, DE 19901-7016
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Reviewed yesterday

The state owned property is lovely. Watch a quick video and take a walk to the plantation house. It is like stepping back in time. You can imagine ships arriving on the waters of the St. Jones River and carts bringing visitors up the lane...More

Thank Robin C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Very nice house tour with lots of history. Interesting film in the Visitors center.

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 6 September 2018

If you love local history, ths is a fine place to visit and educate yourself on the finer points of Colnial living in our area.

Thank PerryInDover
Reviewed 13 August 2018

I knew nothing of this landmark going in, so the short film before the tour was helpful. After a short (and lovely!) walk to the house, we got a tour of many of the rooms and got more in-depth information about life on the property,...More

Thank TravellerChristina
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

After passing by for year finally decided to stop. Well worth it. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Enjoyed the short video and the house tour.

Thank Grayhare
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Our Travel club was in Dover Delaware this past week for two days. We came here for the tour of the home and plantation of John Dickinson. Before the tour we had an excellent introduction movie about the history and life of John Dickinson. We...More

Thank retiredfrwork
Reviewed 19 June 2018

I have been going here since I was a child. They have made so many improvements over the years. Lovely place and nice grounds.

Thank Normagi
Reviewed 17 June 2018

We enjoyed learning about the history of John's father, John growing up and becoming a key role in the birth of our country. Good tour and well maintained home and grounds.

Thank IllinoisKate1
Reviewed 31 May 2018

We stopped in to tour this plantation home and see the beautiful grounds. The house has historic significance as a stop along the Underground Railroad. After inheriting the plantation from his father, John Dickinson later freed the 60+ slaves on the plantation and grated them...More

Thank JimSTL1021
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Guides were great. Covered all the rooms and even kept toddlers interested with thier stories. Short movie to begin your visit explains the family history.

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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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