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

  3. Facility Rentals

    Phone: (302) 761-1722

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

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.
  1. Sat Jul. 21

    Delaware Shakespeare Summer Festival: Much Ado About Nothing Summer Festival: Much Ado About Nothing TICKETS ON SALE JUNE 1 Much Ado About Nothing July 13-29, 2018 Rockwood Park Directed by Bi Jean Ngo “We are the only love-gods” Beatrice and Benedick, Shakespeare’s merry warriors, take part in the ultimate battle of wits. Will love and light win out? Or will darkness and deception carry the day? Join us for our 16th summer of Shakespeare under the stars. “The world must be peopled!”
  2. Sun Jul. 22

    Delaware Shakespeare Summer Festival: Much Ado About Nothing Summer Festival: Much Ado About Nothing TICKETS ON SALE JUNE 1 Much Ado About Nothing July 13-29, 2018 Rockwood Park Directed by Bi Jean Ngo “We are the only love-gods” Beatrice and Benedick, Shakespeare’s merry warriors, take part in the ultimate battle of wits. Will love and light win out? Or will darkness and deception carry the day? Join us for our 16th summer of Shakespeare under the stars. “The world must be peopled!”
  3. Wed Jul. 25

    Delaware Shakespeare Summer Festival: Much Ado About Nothing Summer Festival: Much Ado About Nothing TICKETS ON SALE JUNE 1 Much Ado About Nothing July 13-29, 2018 Rockwood Park Directed by Bi Jean Ngo “We are the only love-gods” Beatrice and Benedick, Shakespeare’s merry warriors, take part in the ultimate battle of wits. Will love and light win out? Or will darkness and deception carry the day? Join us for our 16th summer of Shakespeare under the stars. “The world must be peopled!”
  4. Thu Jul. 26

    Art And Nature in the Park Stop in any Thursday for a fun art project, nature walk, craft or game. Something new each week. Visit the Farmers Market after the program. Family-oriented projects for children, but families welcome to participate. Children under age 7 require adult supervision.
  5. Thu Jul. 26

    Delaware Shakespeare Summer Festival: Much Ado About Nothing Summer Festival: Much Ado About Nothing TICKETS ON SALE JUNE 1 Much Ado About Nothing July 13-29, 2018 Rockwood Park Directed by Bi Jean Ngo “We are the only love-gods” Beatrice and Benedick, Shakespeare’s merry warriors, take part in the ultimate battle of wits. Will love and light win out? Or will darkness and deception carry the day? Join us for our 16th summer of Shakespeare under the stars. “The world must be peopled!”
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