Rockwood Park & Museum

Rockwood Museum is reopening for house tours

Purchase tickets in advance online. Masks are required during the tour.

Fridays and Saturdays with tours at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2 p.m. Space is limited.

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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. Tue Jun. 22

    Rockwood Flow Yoga Outdoor exercise with instructor Mary Ann Quinn Hendrix. Come for an hour of fun and relaxation at Rockwood Park and learn the art of Flow Yoga. Program is offered every Tuesday beginning May 4. Please bring a mat, blocks, towel, water. All COVID protocols will be in place to include social distancing, face masks (during class), temperature checks, and a brief COVID form will be required. ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED ONGOING PROGRAM - TUESDAYS, 9 A.M. FEE: 6.00 IN COUNTY; 9.00 OUT OF COUNTY AGE: ADULTS 16 AND UP REGISTRATION REQUIRED
  2. Tue Jun. 22

    Rockwood's Watercolors Instructor Donna Downs will help kids choose a scene from the beautiful grounds of Rockwood and learn the technique of watercolor painting. Objective is to combine color, art and nature. No experience required. Comfortable walking shoes are required. Meet in the courtyard of the Visitor's Entrance to the museum. In the event of rain, program may be held in the covered patio area of the Museum. Social distancing and face masks required. Pre-registration required. Brief COVID form and temperature checks will be done prior to the start of class. $3 NCC Residents, $6 out-of-county residents. Ages 6-12. Rockwood's Watercolors Wednesday, May 25, 5 p.m. 4651 Washington Street Extension, North Wilmington
  3. Fri Jun. 25

    Rockwood House Tours Take a tour of the mansion rooms to see how the Bringhurst family and their staff lived at Rockwood at the turn of the twentieth century. Masks required for the duration of the tour. Reservations required. Space is limited. Tours at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2 p.m. Get your tickets now
  4. Fri Jun. 25

    The Grand Presents Ryan Hamilton - Summer Lawn Concerts at Rockwood Park Ryan recently released his first stand-up special. The one-hour Netflix original Happy Face, follows a wealth of television appearances and a non-stop headlining tour. Armed with the unique perspective of growing up in rural Idaho to become a favorite in the New York stand-up comedy scene, he’s one-of-a-kind. He’s been named one of Rolling Stone’s Five Comics to Watch, and recent appearances include The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, and opening spots for Jerry Seinfeld. Ryan is endearing stand-up lovers, and his future is bright. “One of the most reliably funny regulars at the Comedy Cellar, an observational comic who often riffs on the absurdity of his own wholesomeness.” –The New York Times “It was fresh, poignant, and light-hearted without sacrificing depth.” – Forget The Box review of Ryan’s show “Edgy, Boundary-Pushing Comedian” at the 2017 Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival Click Here for Frequently Asked Questions
  5. Sat Jun. 26

    Ice Cream Festival at Rockwood Park An easy breezy light version of the Ice Cream Festival returns to Rockwood Park on June 26 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. This pared down, FREE, version of the Ice Cream Festival invites you to bring your picnic lunch, chairs and blankets to relax outdoors at beautiful Rockwood Park as you browse the shops of First State Flea Market, listen to great live local music, and enjoy some local ice cream and other treats. Come out to support small local business and spend some time with your community. All ages. Free admission
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  1. Rockwood Park & Museum

    Physical Address
    4651 Washington Street Extension
    Wilmington, DE 19802

    Phone: (302) 761-4340

  2. Facility Rentals

    Mansion, Garden, and Conservatory Rentals
    Phone: (302) 761-4340

National Register of Historic Places logo

National Register of Historic Places, Rockwood, New Castle County, Delaware, National Register #76000579.

Rockwood Park is a Certified Wildlife Habitat Certified by the National Wildlife Federation
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Although the west wing of the mansion is wheelchair accessible including accessible restrooms, please note that only a limited portion of the museum is wheelchair accessible. The main museum rooms are only accessible by stairs.