John Dickinson Plantation – Dover, Delaware

 

John Dickinson Plantation - Dover, Delaware.jpgJohn Dickinson PlantationDover, Delaware

This home belonged to John Dickinson who was one of the founding fathers of the United States and “Penman of the Revolution.”  The brick home was constructed in 1740.  There are other buildings on the plantation too such as reconstructed farm buildings, an a log dwelling, surrounded by rich agricultural land.

There are plantation tours available.  The tours are led by character interpretation I which trained historic interpreters depict characters from John Dickinson’s era.  These tours are designed to show the contrast between the lives of the wealthy family and the tenants, poor whites, slaves, and the free blacks residing in Kent County during the 1700’s and early 1800’s.

These tours and other programs are offered throughout normal operating hours.  Large groups that want to participate should call for reservations.

The plantation participates in the local community by offering a number of educational and entertaining events through the year.

Location: 340 Kitts Hummock Rd., Dover, Delaware 19901

Directions: Southeast of the Dover Air Force Base on Kitts Hummock Rd. (county Rd. 68).  Kitts Hummock Rd. intersects with the northbound side of Delaware Rte. 9, one-half mile northeast of the intersection of Rte. 9 and US Rte. 113.

Contact: Phone – 302-739-3277 email: gloria.henry@state.de.us

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 – 3:30 and Sunday 1:30 – 4:30, except closed Sundays in January and February.  Closed on Mondays and state holidays.

Admission: Free

Parking: Free (also have accommodations for buses)

Accessible to people with disabilities (first floor)

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