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John Dickinson Plantation

340 Kitts Hummock Rd, Dover, DE 19901-7016
+1 302-739-3277
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Home of one of the important historical figures that few know about

A must see for history buffs. I learned so much during this tour. You start with a short film and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
William F
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Kingston, New York
Unfortunate Experience

First of all I want to start by saying that the site of the Dickinson Plantation itself was quite... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sarah C
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Gorham, New Hampshire, United States
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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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340 Kitts Hummock Rd, Dover, DE 19901-7016
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see for history buffs. I learned so much during this tour. You start with a short film and then read various plaques about those who rented from the Dickinsons'. Then a short stroll to the refurbished home of John Dickinson, who served as...More

Thank William F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all I want to start by saying that the site of the Dickinson Plantation itself was quite impressive and absolutely worth the stop. However, our experience at the site the day we visited was less than average. Despite my experience with the people...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Well preserved and restored home of John Dickinson, a signer of the Constitution. The house is furnished and well presented and the tour guide was very good. Dickinson's story is quite interesting. A nice historical home and free.

Thank Zach F
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Not having any expectations I was very happily surprised. The setting is lovely. The guides are knowledgeable and it is a very peaceful setting. Not knowing,about John Dickinson, I came away very unformed.

Thank Lizw66
Reviewed 5 August 2017

My husband was familiar w/ John Dickinson and wanted to visit the Plantation. Very nice home built in the 18th century - we watched the film on John Dickinson and toured the mansion. No fee is required but we made a small donation. Worthwhile to...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We decided to pay a visit to this historical site based upon its reviews and it was worth it. We started with a film before joining by walking distance the mansion. The free guided tour around the house was full of details about the family...More

Thank Nathalie P
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Prior to seeing the signs for the John Dickinson plantation, I must confess I had no idea who he was. The Plantation's proximity to the Air Mobility Command Museum made it a perfect detour. You can do the whole tour in about 60-90 minutes, and...More

Thank LongIslandMac
Reviewed 16 July 2017

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 5 July 2017 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 2 July 2017 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
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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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