John Dickinson Plantation
The John Dickinson Plantation was home to a variety of people. We share the stories of the tenant farmers, indentured servants, free and enslaved Black men, women, and children who lived, labored, and died on the plantation. John Dickinson was a framer and signer of the U.S. Constitution and was known as the “Penman of the Revolution.” He was an American founding father, who wrote of freedom and liberty for all while holding human beings in bondage.
Plantation Stories Project
The Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs and the John Dickinson Plantation are making this listing of free, enslaved, indentured, and free Black people available and accessible to the general public and researchers. Research is ongoing as is work on a standalone website.
The document is a view-only copy; please contact JDPmuseum@delaware.gov for a copy that can be downloaded and printed.
The museum is open to the public and admission is free. Donations are accepted.
Hours of Operation
Tuesday: Outdoor visitation only. 10AM-4PM
Wednesday – Sunday: Visitor center and grounds open 10AM-4PM
Hours subject to change.
Thursdays – Saturdays:
10:30AM, 11:30AM, 1:30PM, 2:30PM, and 3:30PM
2PM, and 3PM
Large groups require prior reservations. Visit our Group Tours page for more information.
Ample, free parking is available. Accommodations for buses are available.
The visitor center and first floor of the mansion are accessible to people with disabilities.
340 Kitts Hummock Road
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: (302) 739-3277
We are located southeast of the Dover Air Force Base.
From Route 1/113 take Exit 91 for Route 9 Kitts Hummock/Little Creek. Once on Route 9 turn right on Kitts Hummock Road. Follow Kitts Hummock Road to the plantation entrance.