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John Dickinson Plantation


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340 Kitts Hummock Road  Dover, Delaware 19904

The home of John Dickinson, one of the founding fathers of the United States, signer of the U.S. Constitution, and "Penman of the Revolution." You are invited to visit this historic plantation and take a trip into the fascinating world of 18th Century America!

It was January 1740 when Samuel Dickinson, a wealthy Quaker tobacco planter and merchant of Talbot County, Maryland moved his family to the plantation on Jones Neck, southeast of Dover, Delaware. John Dickinson was seven years old at the time. Until his death in 1808, John Dickinson split time between this country plantation that he inherited from his father, and his city homes in Philadelphia and later, Wilmington. And throughout that time, he played a key role in the birth of a new nation-the United States of America. After John's death in 1808, the plantation passed to his daughter and remained in the family until 1933. Then the property passed through a series of owners. In 1952, the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Delaware purchased the mansion with 12 acres of land for $25,000. They presented the site to the State in Constitution Day ceremonies that year. The mansion opened as a museum in May 1956, after three and a half years of restoration.

Today the museum features guided tours, exhibits of colonial life and adds to the rich history of Dover by immersing visitors into 18th century life.

Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
April-September Sundays 1:30-4:30 p.m.



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Phone: 3027393277

Website: http://history.delaware.gov/museums/jdp/jdp_main.shtml