John Dickinson Plantation

An angle shot of the John Dickinson house.
An angle shot of the John Dickinson house.


Site Description

Home to John Dickinson, known as the "penman of the Revolution" because his writings helped inspire colonial opposition to Great Britain, this site was built in 1739 and located about 6 miles southeast of The Green in Dover. John Dickinson was also a member of the Continental Congress that wrote the Declaration of the Independence, and a delegate to the Constitutional Convention. After John Dickinson's death, President Thomas Jefferson wrote that Dickinson was "Among the first of the advocates for the rights of his country when assailed by Great Britain, he continued to the last the orthodox advocate of the true principles of our new government: and his name will be consecrated in history as one of the great worthies of the revolution."

Hours of Operation

Tuesday through Saturday:
10:00a.m.- 4:30p.m.
Sunday (April through September):
1:30p.m.- 4:30p.m.
Special Closures:
State Holidays


340 Kits Hummock Road, Dover DE 19901

Contact Information

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: January 31, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

New Castle Court House Museum
211 Delaware Street

New Castle, DE 19720


(302) 544-6363
This phone number is not staffed. You can leave a message on the park's main phone number (302-544-6363) and we will return your call as soon as possible. If you are visiting one of the seven sites, and need specific information, please refer to the "Places to Go" page for phone numbers and addresses of each site.

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