Area of Reflection for Enslaved Peoples at the John Dickinson Plantation

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The John Dickinson Plantation is located in south Dover in Kent County, Delaware. It is located just north of the St. Jones river and is about 4 miles west of the Delaware bay. It provides year-round open and guided tours that combines information about points of intersection between the different communities that resided on the property and along the St. Jones River. The John Dickinson Plantation is a place for visitors to interpret the colonial experience in Delaware. The plantation has been going through a master planning process over the past few years to incorporate a new visitors center, parking lot, and circulation throughout the site. A programmatic element that was desired for the site was to be an area of reflection for visitors and staff to unite the history and legacy of slavery on the site.
John Dickinson Plantation, Dover DE, Enslaved people, Landscape architecture, Healing garden, Therapeutic garden