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 Mar. 30Scouts and Pets Learn how to choose a pet that’s right for you and make sure it stays healthy and happy or find out how to take the best care of the pet you already have. Earn your Pet Badge in the process. Registration required by calling (302) 761-4340. Registration required. Ages 6-10
Tue Apr. 2White Glove Evenings a the Museum Visit after hours from an up-close-and personal look at our museum archives. Hear the stories behind the objects. White gloves provided for handling objects. Registration required by calling (302) 761-4340. Adults
Sat Apr. 13Hummingbirds are Here! Find out about the fascinating life of a hummingbird, their habitat and how to identify the different species that visit your feeder. Presented by Charles Shattuck, Wild Birds Unlimited. All ages
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.|