The John Dickinson Plantation is located at 340 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover, DE 19901.
The Plantation is located southeast of the Dover Air Force Base on Kitts Hummock Road (County Road 68). Kitts Hummock Road intersects with the northbound side of Delaware Route 9, one-half mile northeast of the intersection of Route 9 and U.S. Route 113.
Phone: (302) 739-3277
Email: Gloria Henry, Site Supervisor
Hours of Operation
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sundays from April 1 - Sept. 30, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Closed state holidays. Hours subject to change.
Free and open to the public. Donations are accepted.
Ample, free parking is available. Accommodations for buses are also available.
The Visitor Center and the first floor of the mansion are accessible to people with disabilities.
The Visitor Center at the John Dickinson Plantation contains an exhibit on the life of John Dickinson, as well as the history of the plantation. Orientation videos and historic interpreters help visitors become further acquainted with the life and times of the "Penman of the Revolution."
Touring the Plantation
Tours are conducted by historic interpreters dressed in 18th Century clothing. Tours for large groups require prior reservations. For more information on group tours, go to our Plantation Activities page.