Division’s museums now open for tours by appointment. More Info
John Dickinson, known as the “Penman of the Revolution,” was one of America’s founding fathers who wrote of freedom and liberty for all while holding human beings in bondage. The John Dickinson Plantation was home to a variety of people. We tell the stories of the tenant farmers, indentured servants, free and enslaved Black men, women, and children who lived, worked, and died on the plantation.
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The museum is open to the public and admission is free. Donations are accepted.
Ample, free parking is available. Accommodations for buses are available.
The first floor of the museum is accessible to people with disabilities.
Hours of Operation – Phase II Reopening
Thursday, Friday and Saturday – Tours at 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Advance reservations required by calling 302-739-3277
Tuesday and Wednesday – 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Outdoor visitation only (reservations not required) Please note: the mansion is closed at this time.
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.
340 Kitts Hummock Road
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: (302) 739-3277
Phase II Reopening FAQ