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|
|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.|
Sat Nov. 16Make a Deco Mesh Wreath at Rockwood Create a deco mesh wreath to use in your home or give as a gift. Ages 14+
Sun Nov. 17America's Anchor (History Now and Then) Learn about the book America’s Anchor: A Naval History of the Delaware River and Bay, Cradle of the US Navy and meet the author, Kennard R. Wiggins, Jr. Ages 14+
Fri Dec. 6Holiday Open House at Rockwood Park & Museum Bring your family out for Holiday Open House with exceptional entertainment, fun festive crafts, costumed characters, refreshments, food trucks and FREE photos with Santa! The event also includes our Holiday Shoppe selling gifts for the whole family, wonderful performances by dance, music, and choral groups, tours of the holiday display in the museum, and a joyous light display in the gardens surrounding the Mansion and Carriage House. All ages. FREE Free parking and shuttle from Rockwood Office Park, 500 Carr Road in North Wilmington. This event is free but we are collecting non-perishable food and warm hats, gloves, and scarves for the less fortunate this holiday season.
Philip NordPark & Museum Director
Rockwood Park & MuseumPhysical Address
4651 Washington St. Extension
Wilmington, DE 19809
610 Shipley Road
Wilmington, DE 19809
Facility RentalsMansion, Garden, and Conservatory Rentals
National Register of Historic Places, Rockwood, New Castle County, Delaware, National Register #76000579.