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John Dickinson Plantation

340 Kitts Hummock Rd, Dover, DE 19901-7016
+1 302-739-3277
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Well Presented

The staff at this museum are so welcoming and informative, there is an introduction and then you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brighton, United Kingdom
Very interesting and informative.

I enjoyed the tour very much. It was very informative because I knew very little about John... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Chase City, Virginia
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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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  • Average4%
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340 Kitts Hummock Rd, Dover, DE 19901-7016
+1 302-739-3277
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Decided to check out some local points of interest. We arrived and were greeted by a woman in period clothes, who welcomed us and explained what there was to see. Watched a video which told of the Dickinson family. We then walked over to the...More

1  Thank Tim R
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We decided to visit the Plantation for a quick trip back in time. It was educational and the tour guide gave us an education on how things were then. It was a great lil place to tour.

1  Thank Virginia W
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The film is helpful in putting Dickinson into history. Tour of his boyhood home is interesting, but not exciting.

Thank Caren L
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Very interesting tour and well restored 18th century home. Several out buildings to investigate as well. Lovely site. And it's free.

Thank MitziMagic
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Is there a place to buy lunch on the plantation?
8 August 2016|
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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