Events & Programs


The Women of Rockwood

The wealthy women of Rockwood led a privileged life, but you may have more in common with them than you'd think. Learn about Anna, Bessie, Mary, Edith and Nancy and the mark they left on the world through their letters, clothing,photographs and philanthropy.

Exhibit runs March through October

Public Workshop
Rockwood Park & Museum and the National Register of Historic Places

Presented by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, this public workshop provides an opportunity to learn about what goes into a National Register of Historic Places nomination as well as its processes and procedures for updating the nomination of Rockwood Park & Museum.
Participants will learn research techniques through fun hands-on exercises including reading and extrapolating building related-information from sample historic documents. Participants will also learn how to complete architectural survey forms which are needed to update the Rockwood nomination. FREE

April 18, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.



The Evolution of Victorian Fashion

This lecture showcases Victorian styles of the mid-1880s to late 1890s. Reproductions and family pieces are displayed and explained.Ages 16+

April 23, 1-3 p.m.

$15 New Castle County residents
$20 Non-residents

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Mother and Daughter

Join us for an amusing re-enactment of a conversation between Mrs. Anna Bringhurst and her elder daughter Bessie as they "discuss" packing for vacations and bump heads on critical societal subjects. Rockwood Museum docents play the part of these strong-willed Bringhurst women. Ages 16+

May 18, 7-8:30 p.m.

$15 New Castle County residents
$20 Non-residents

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Contact Us

  1. Philip Nord


    Physical Address
    4651 Washington St. Extension
    Wilmington, DE 19809

    Mailing Address
    610 Shipley Road
    Wilmington, DE 19809

    Garden and Park
    6 am - 10 pm

    Museum Tours
    Wednesday - Saturday
    10 am - 3 pm, tours on the hour
    12-3pm, tours on the hour

    Closed on All Major and New Castle County Holidays

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