John Dickinson Plantation

ATTENTION: Our partners at the John Dickinson Plantation are now offering self-guided tours of the grounds on Wednesdays and tours on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday by reservation. Please visit their website for the most up-to-date information.

This site is the early childhood home of John Dickinson who is known as the Penman of the Revolution. During your visit you will learn about his work and accomplishments while also exploring the lesser known stories of those who took care of the land and property.

Your visit will begin inside the John Dickinson Visitor Center where you may watch a short film, stamp your passport book, receive a Junior Booklet and meet your tour guide. When ready, your guide will lead you on a tour of Poplar Hall and share stories about this site.

Three brick paths in front of the John Dickinson Mansion
Three paths with surrounding flowers in front of Poplar Hall at the John Dickinson Plantation.

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340 Kits Hummock Road, Dover DE 19901


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This site is interpreted by our partners at the John Dickinson Plantation. For questions regarding tours, special programs, or hours please visit their website or call them at (302) 739-3277.

Last updated: October 7, 2021

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New Castle Court House Museum
Attn: First State NHP
211 Delaware Street

New Castle , DE 19720


The park's main phone number is temporally out of service while sprinklers are installed at the New Castle Court House Museum. If you need to speak to a park ranger call our ranger station at (302-478-2769) and someone will return your call as soon as possible. For a more immediate response, please email the park at

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