Rockwood Park & Museum

Rockwood Museum is reopening for house tours May 1!

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. Sat May 15

    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
  2. Sat May 15

    Rockwood Paranormal Walking Tours - SOLD OUT Embark on an exciting new outdoor paranormal investigation of Rockwood Park. This is a rare opportunity to find out what paranormal activity may be going on outside the walls of the famously haunted mansion. Investigators get an opportunity to help in the search using sophisticated paranormal equipment. The tour meets at the mansion courtyard (museum Visitor's Entrance). Attendees must be able to traverse walks, hills, and occasional uneven surfaces of the park. This is an outdoor walking tour; no interiors of buildings are explored. Weather permitting. Please wear appropriate shoes; surfaces include grass, gravel, bricks, and paved areas. Tour begins promptly at 8:00 p.m. Ages 14-Adults
  3. Sun May 16

    Rockwood's Historic Structures Walking Tour Take a rare walk back in time to learn how the existing and lost structures of Rockwood completed a working estate. Your guide will be dressed in vintage clothing and will use vintage photographs to provide you with the history of Rockwood as you walk from structure to structure. Tour is approximately 90 minutes in length and covers approximately 1 mile to include surfaces of grass, gravel and paved areas. Comfortable walking shoes and ability to traverse locations of the tour are recommended. Face masks required, social distancing, temperature checks, and a brief COVID evaluation form. Ages 14+
  4. Tue May 18

    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
  5. Tue May 18

    Rockwood's Artistic Eye Participants will choose a color swatch (provided) that matches something found in nature (e.g., sky, grass, plants, etc.). Participants will draw and color an item they see in the Park that matches their swatch and write a poem or words that go with their theme. Objective is to combine color, art, nature and writing. Comfortable walking shoes are required. Instructor: Donna L. Downs, Former Art Teacher Meet your instructor, Donna Downs, in the courtyard of the Visitor's Entrance to the museum. In the event of rain, program will 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. AGE: Family Activity for ages 6 AND UP
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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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Accessibility

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.