John Dickinson Plantation

John Dickinson Plantation

Welcome to 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." We invite you to visit this historic plantation and take a trip into the fascinating world of 18th Century America!


340 Kitts Hummock Road
Dover, DE 19901

Contact Information

Phone: (302) 739-3277
Email: Gloria Henry, Site Supervisor

Museum Hours

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


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.


The museum is open to the public and admission is free. Donations are accepted.


Ample, free parking is available. Accommodations for buses are also available.

Disabled Access

The first floor of the museum is accessible to people with disabilities.

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 Group Tours page.