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.

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  1. Tue Sep. 27

    Flow Yoga During the summer season, Rockwood’s Flow Yoga with instructor Maryann Quinn will start take place outdoors.
  2. Thu Sep. 29

    Yappy Hour at Rockwood Park In partnership with the Wilmington Brew Works, Rockwood and its friend’s group, the Rockwood Park Preservation Society (RPPS), will host a monthly happy hour gathering for lovers of dogs, beers, and live music. Dogs have always been present in Rockwood and have made some of the estate’s most memorable inhabitants. The whole park is open and the events will include scavenger hunts for kids and families, descriptions of Rockwood’s “best friends” as well as hand-made dog toy workshops. Cash bar-bring a snack! All sales support Rockwood’s ongoing preservation efforts.
  3. Fri Sep. 30

    Mayhem and Murder at Rockwood WANTED: Investigators to solve a Murder at Rockwood Park and Museum!
  4. Sat Oct. 1

    Mayhem and Murder at Rockwood WANTED: Investigators to solve a Murder at Rockwood Park and Museum!
  5. Sun Oct. 2

    Hike & Brunch at Rockwood - Birding at Rockwood: Autumn Migrations Rockwood is focusing on the Birds and the Bees (mostly just the honey) in this summer’s Hike & Brunch series. Our themed walks through area parks and forests are followed by a matching boozy brunch.
  6. Tue Oct. 4

    Flow Yoga During the summer season, Rockwood’s Flow Yoga with instructor Maryann Quinn will start take place outdoors.
  7. Fri Oct. 7

    Full Moon Flow Yoga - Hunter's Moon Full moons are a powerful time for letting go and getting back to yourself - grounded, relaxed, and at ease. A full moon yoga flow can help you release using movement to unblock energy through the body. Join yoga instructor Maryann Quinn for a relaxing hour of nocturnal yoga that will help to restore peace and tranquility. Please bring a mat and/or towel, water & blocks if you use them. Ages 16+.
  8. Fri Oct. 7

    Mayhem and Murder at Rockwood WANTED: Investigators to solve a Murder at Rockwood Park and Museum!
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The Carriage House at Rockwood Park

Our indoor space has the flexibility to accommodate a small intimate event or a large gathering. The Carriage House offers a unique setting for any private event including:

  • Weddings
  • Holiday gatherings
  • Family reunions
  • Birthday and anniversary parties
  • Nonprofit events
  • Baby/bridal showers
  • Corporate functions

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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

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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.