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. Thu Dec. 8

    Watercolor Kids: Holiday Decorations & Cards Kids of all experience levels will come to insideRockwood Museum to study form, color, and light/shadow through still life compositions in graphite and watercolor. Children will be encouraged to paint fun, themed displays of found objects from multiple angles. Then the kids will discuss artworks from the museum’s permanent collection for examples of these lessons. Masks required. Ages 6-12
  2. Fri Dec. 9

  3. Fri Dec. 9

    Winter Lights at Rockwood Evening self-guided tour of Rockwood’s mansion decorations. FREE
  4. Fri Dec. 9

    Full Moon Flow Yoga - Cold 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+.
  5. Sat Dec. 10

    Kids & Family Yoga at Rockwood: Holiday Fun Yoga These monthly, themed and super-fun yoga practices will encourage kids to be more present, centered, and active.
  6. Sat Dec. 10

    Poetry for the Season at Rockwood Resident Poet David P. Kozinski recently featured in Delaware Today Magazine, will present festive and thoughtful poems of the holidays, both sacred and secular, amid Rockwood’s seasonal splendor. There’ll be an open mic after the featured reading, so bring a poem or two short ones to share. FREE
  7. Sat Dec. 10

    Winter Lights at Rockwood Evening self-guided tour of Rockwood’s mansion decorations. FREE
  8. Sun Dec. 11

    Guided Meditation at Rockwood Park Meditation is a thoughtless awareness involving a calm body and quiet mind. There are many approaches to meditation. In these sessions, we will explore some of the many ways to facilitate meditation.
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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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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.