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|
Sat Oct. 20Social Butterfly Victorian Style Practice your conversation starters, learn how to set a proper table and fold napkins to amaze your guests. Learn about table manners from other countries and learn the art of the fan. Finally, put it all together and have a Victorian tea. Ages 7-12
Sat Oct. 20GHOST 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 Nov. 3Pine Cone Baskets The holidays are right around the corner. Learn how to make a beautiful lit pine cone basket to add to your decorations. You supply the basket and a 25 clear light bulb string, we supply the rest. Basket should be between 10-12” in diameter. Ages 12+
|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.|