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Biggs Museum of American Art

406 Federal St, Dover, DE 19901-3615
+1 302-674-2111
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Nice smaller museum

A very good collection of American art, with an emphasis on 18th and 19th century decorative arts... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Zach F
Tiny but charming

This is the only museum with a fee in the Dover historic district. It is worth it. Even if ground... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nathalie P
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This museum, named after a local art collector, features American painting and crafts from Colonial portraiture to 20th-century Impressionism, with a special focus on the work of local artists from the Colonial and Federal periods.
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406 Federal St, Dover, DE 19901-3615
+1 302-674-2111
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very good collection of American art, with an emphasis on 18th and 19th century decorative arts. There are some very interesting pieces of furniture in the museum as well as a number of well known painters. A pleasant way to spend an hour or...More

Thank Zach F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the only museum with a fee in the Dover historic district. It is worth it. Even if ground floor is under repair, permanent collection of second and third floor encompass colonial style furniture, silverware, paintings and original American artifacts. A tiny but lovely...More

Thank Nathalie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is a grand sculpture at the entrance of birds that seem to fly from a tree end through the glass into the museum itself. There was an Ansel Adams special exhibit when we were there and it was spectacular. Even the 9 and 10...More

Thank Jay S
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We were surprised at the extent of this museum. Lots of paintings and fine early American furniture.

Thank BobLucky3565703
Reviewed 28 April 2017

I don't think he'd like it. The museum exhibits a collection that Sewell C. Biggs took lifetime to build: finest silverware created in Delaware and several examples of fine American Furniture are the bulk of the collection. The upper floors have also some American paintings...More

Thank Oliver S
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The Biggs has a beautiful mix of art, furniture, history, etc. Sewell Biggs did a wonderful job of preserving a rich history for the people of Delaware.

Thank Phylzy
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We had little time to visit before it closed, but we will definitely return. It's not overwhelmingly large. You can visit leisurely and not feel you have missed most of it. We enjoyed the American furniture exhibits. It was instructional to compare and contrast the...More

Thank Paul_from_VA
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is more than a museum. It is also an integral of Dover life. It offers its space to local groups which aid the growth of Dover as well as prized art pieces from local artists as well as national. There is always a friendly...More

Thank TreaterJim
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

3 floors of art, furniture, silver, etc with explanations about the periods covered in American history.

Thank cpafan
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I went to a showing of the illuminated books of the Bible and was fascinated by the quality of the work displayed as well as the manner in which the art work was presented. The staff were very knowledgeable about the items.

Thank snowigo
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Marvadell Z
25 June 2017|
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Response from Phylzy | Reviewed this property |
It runs thru 7/30/2017. Nice exhibit.