John Dickinson Plantation

The plantation and home of John Dickinson, one of the founding fathers, and drafter of the United States Constitution. Tours make use of costumed interpreters to depict characters from Dickinson’s life, offering a representation of the lifestyles of the Dickinson family and those of tenants, slaves, free blacks, and others during the 18th century. A special exhibit focuses on simple machines as they were used at the plantation, long before newer inventions came about. Theme tours focus on uses of the plantation by different people, social differences in ownership of items, and changes to architecture and decorative arts over time.
 
Contact Info
Address: 340 Kitts Hummock Rd., Dover, DE 19901. Kent County. Tel: 302-739-3277. Email: gloria.henry@state.de.us. Website: www.history.delaware.gov. Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-4:30PM. Same Day Booking: No.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Free. 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies. 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.

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Living History Lesson Plan

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