Rockwood Park & Museum

Joseph Shipley, a Quaker merchant banker, built Rockwood between 1851 and 1854. Its Gothic Revival architecture and enchanting landscape were designed to reflect the beauty of an English country estate.

The museum reflects the way the Bringhurst family, descendants of Shipley, lived during the turn of the 20th century.

  1. Philip Nord

    Park & Museum Director
    Phone: 302-761-4340

  2. Rockwood Park & Museum

    Physical Address
    4651 Washington St. Extension
    Wilmington, DE 19809

    Mailing Address
    610 Shipley Road
    Wilmington, DE 19809

    Phone: 302-761-4340

Hours of Operation

Category Operating Hours
Museum Tours
W-S: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.,
4 p.m.
Sun.: 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4 p.m.
Park & Garden
daily from dawn until dusk
Museum Closed November 8, November 11, November 24,
November 25, December 23-25.

Museum Admission

Museum admission is free the first Sunday of every month. Groups of 6 or more are asked to call ahead to schedule a group tour. 302-761-4340
Category Cost
General Admission $10 / $5 for New Castle County Residents
Children Ages 7 - 12
$4 / $2 for New Castle Residents
Children Ages 6 and under Free
Active Military and Veterans Free
  1. Thu May 24

    Got Junk? Crafts with a Re-purpose Bring your recyclables and turn them into keepsakes. Egg cartons, old jewelry, plastic bottles and more are used in these easy workshops that turn your trash into treasures. Each workshop features a different recyclable. Call (302) 761-4340 to register. Ages 7-Adults
  2. Thu May 31

    Art & Nature in the Park at Rockwood Stop in for a fun family-oriented art project, nature walk or game. Something new each week. Visit the Farmers Market after the program. Call (302) 761-4340 to register. $1 fee. All ages.
  3. Sat Jun. 2

    Nature Rangers at Rockwood Park Learn about nature, plants, wildlife and ways to keep the environment and yourself healthy while exploring the park. Complete all four sessions and earn a Nature Ranger badge. Dress for the weather and bring a snack. Registration required at nccde.org/livehealthy. Ages 5-7
  4. Sat Jun. 9

    Nature Rangers at Rockwood Park Learn about nature, plants, wildlife and ways to keep the environment and yourself healthy while exploring the park. Complete all four sessions and earn a Nature Ranger badge. Dress for the weather and bring a snack. Registration required at nccde.org/livehealthy. Ages 5-7
  5. Sat Jun. 16

    Nature Rangers at Rockwood Park Learn about nature, plants, wildlife and ways to keep the environment and yourself healthy while exploring the park. Complete all four sessions and earn a Nature Ranger badge. Dress for the weather and bring a snack. Registration required at nccde.org/livehealthy. Ages 5-7
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