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.
||W-S: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 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.
|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|
Tue Jan. 12019 New Year's Day Hike at Rockwood Park Bring the whole family to enjoy a 1 ½ mile easy to moderate hike along paved paths and wooded trails surrounding the beautiful Victorian mansion. Dress in layers and wear appropriate footwear. Meet at the entrance to the Rockwood Museum.
Sat Jan. 19GHOST TOUR: PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION Visit the attic and basement of the mansion. An exploration of paranormal activity and in-depth study using advanced equipment. Tour is often accompanied by a psychic or medium. Must be able to traverse many stairs. Registration required. Adults
Sat Feb. 16GHOST TOUR: PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION Visit the attic and basement of the mansion. An exploration of paranormal activity and in-depth study using advanced equipment. Tour is often accompanied by a psychic or medium. Must be able to traverse many stairs. Registration required. Adults
Philip NordPark & Museum DirectorPhone: (302) 761-4340
Rockwood Park & MuseumPhysical Address
4651 Washington St. Extension
Wilmington, DE 19809
610 Shipley Road
Wilmington, DE 19809
Phone: (302) 761-4340
Facility RentalsMansion, Garden, and Conservatory RentalsPhone: (302) 761-4340
|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.|