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.

Delaware Shakespeare Returns to Rockwood

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We missed you in 2020! This year, we’ve crafted a summer season of three exciting events as we get back into the groove at Rockwood Park. Come picnic in the park while enjoying programs that allow for social distancing among performers and audience members alike. We’re thrilled to “triple your Bard” this year…before the return of our mainstage Summer Festival production in 2022. 

Pay-What-You-Decide Tickets  Done 
$10 • $20 • $30
Discounts available for 2-event or 3-event purchases

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Program Calendar

  1. Sat Jul. 24

    Rockwood House Tours Take a tour of the mansion rooms to see how the Bringhurst family and their staff lived at Rockwood at the turn of the twentieth century. Masks required for the duration of the tour. Reservations required. Space is limited. Tours at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2 p.m. Get your tickets now
  2. Sat Jul. 24

    Delaware Shakespeare: Midsummer Mix Tape at Rockwood Park “Mark the music!” – The Merchant of Venice Original music is a magical part of the Del Shakes experience. Join us for a joyful celebration of songs and scenes from past (and future) productions, featuring tunes by Michael Hahn, Liz Filios, Emily Schuman, and Joe Trainor. We missed you in 2020! This year, we’ve crafted a summer season of three exciting events as we get back into the groove at Rockwood Park. Come picnic in the park while enjoying programs that allow for social distancing among performers and audience members alike. We’re thrilled to “triple your Bard” this year…before the return of our mainstage Summer Festival production in 2022. All performances will last between 60-75 minutes. CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT COVID PROTOCOLS (which are subject to change). Pay-What-You-Decide Tickets $10 • $20 • $30 Discounts available for 2-event or 3-event purchases
  3. Sun Jul. 25

    Rockwood's Historic Structures Walking Tour Take a rare walk back in time to learn how the existing and lost structures of Rockwood completed a working estate. Your guide will be dressed in vintage clothing and will use vintage photographs to provide you with the history of Rockwood as you walk from structure to structure. Tour is approximately 90 minutes in length and covers approximately 1 mile to include surfaces of grass, gravel and paved areas. Comfortable walking shoes and ability to traverse locations of the tour are recommended. Face masks required, social distancing, temperature checks, and a brief COVID evaluation form. Ages 14+
  4. Sun Jul. 25

    Delaware Shakespeare: Midsummer Mix Tape at Rockwood Park “Mark the music!” – The Merchant of Venice Original music is a magical part of the Del Shakes experience. Join us for a joyful celebration of songs and scenes from past (and future) productions, featuring tunes by Michael Hahn, Liz Filios, Emily Schuman, and Joe Trainor. We missed you in 2020! This year, we’ve crafted a summer season of three exciting events as we get back into the groove at Rockwood Park. Come picnic in the park while enjoying programs that allow for social distancing among performers and audience members alike. We’re thrilled to “triple your Bard” this year…before the return of our mainstage Summer Festival production in 2022. All performances will last between 60-75 minutes. CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT COVID PROTOCOLS (which are subject to change). Pay-What-You-Decide Tickets $10 • $20 • $30 Discounts available for 2-event or 3-event purchases
  5. Tue Jul. 27

    Rockwood Flow Yoga Outdoor exercise with instructor Mary Ann Quinn Hendrix. Come for an hour of fun and relaxation at Rockwood Park and learn the art of Flow Yoga. Program is offered every Tuesday beginning May 4. Please bring a mat, blocks, towel, water. All COVID protocols will be in place to include social distancing, face masks (during class), temperature checks, and a brief COVID form will be required. ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED ONGOING PROGRAM - TUESDAYS, 9 A.M. FEE: 6.00 IN COUNTY; 9.00 OUT OF COUNTY AGE: ADULTS 16 AND UP REGISTRATION REQUIRED
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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

Best of Delaware 2021 RW

Best of Delaware Editor's Pick
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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.