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John Dickinson Plantation

340 Kitts Hummock Rd
Dover, DE 19901

The John Dickinson plantation was the childhood home of founding father John Dickinson known as the "Penman of the Revolution". The plantation housed 59 enslaved people including men, women, and children. In 1786, Dickinson released his enslaved labor after the Quakers in Philadelphia deemed the institution an unacceptable practice.