Dover, Delaware: Big Amish Man Statue

Beloved local landmark is a statue of a very large Amish Man, currently promoting the sale of used cars.

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Amish Man Statue

The huge Amish man has traveled Kent County, Delaware, for many years. He was in front of a Pancake House in Dover when I was young. Then he was in Lincoln at a used car lot. Now he's back in Dover at Shirey's Auto Sales on US 13. He wears an Amish hat, red shirt, and black pants. One hand is up, like he's waving, the other hand is sideways.

[PK, 05/15/2012]

The big man's odd hand configuration appears to be a gesture of welcome, although in the aftermath of 9/11 it was used to hold a large American flag.

Amish Man Statue

The Amish Man is no longer in storage -- we drove by recently and he was happy to be out again! He is standing next to Shirey's Auto Sales on (US 13 southbound) on the south side of the building; this is just south of Ollie's/Rodney Village Shopping Center.

[Bryan, 05/22/2011]
Amish Man. Giant Amish Man

The Big Amish Man was taken down in 2007. The property on which he stood was sold by Shirey's Auto Sales to another company. The Big Man is now back in Dover, its original home, but it's stored in a warehouse. "Until we can figure out what to do with it," we were told by Shirey's receptionist.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 05/19/2008]
Amish Man toppled in hurricane

Hurricane Isabel savaged the 20-ft. tall Amish Man at Shirey's Auto Sales, Milford, Delaware, on September 18.... [10/05/2003] Complete News Story

Amish man.    Patriotic Amish Man

This flag-waving Amish fellow stands in non-violent defiance in Delaware. Delaware is a teen-weeny state south of Philadelphia. In spite of many reports, it is one of the 50 - it is NOT a suburb of Philadelphia.

He is standing tall in the front of a used car dealership near Milford, Delaware. He's on U.S. 113 northbound, between Frederica and Milford. I saw him after nine-11 - photo taken Wed Nov 14, 2001.

[Nancy Butler, 03/17/2002]

Big Amish Man Statue

Shirey's Auto Sales

Address:
2500 Bay Rd, Dover, DE
Directions:
On the east side of Hwy 1/Bay Rd, about two miles north of Milford or a mile south of Frederica.
Phone:
302-335-9900
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
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