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 Mar. 30

    Sculpting with Grapevines at Rockwood Join Rockwood's horticulture team to create original decorations twisting and forming grape vines into Easter and Spring themed decorations.
  2. Thu Mar. 30

    Yappy Hour at Rockwood Park FREE gathering for dog lovers in parks-featuring British Invasion tunes by the Harris Circle and others featuring a cash bar.
  3. Thu Mar. 30

    Thursday PM Yoga Meditation Rockwood is now offering a Thursday evening yoga practice that emphasizes conscious breathing techniques and gentle movement.
  4. Fri Mar. 31

    Mayhem & Murder at Rockwood WANTED: Investigators to solve a Murder at Rockwood Park and Museum!
  5. Sat Apr. 1

    Workshops for Kids at Rockwood - Watercolors in the Conservatory Kids of all experience levels will study plants and flowers this spring with unique art techniques.
  6. Sat Apr. 1

    Mayhem & Murder at Rockwood WANTED: Investigators to solve a Murder at Rockwood Park and Museum!
  7. Sun Apr. 2

    Free First Sundays at Rockwood Museum Come try out Rockwood Museum’s self-guided tour for the first time or return to see many fun, new changes – on us! This is our chance to give back to the community and open the doors wide open.
  8. Tue Apr. 4

    Tuesday AM Flow Yoga During the winter season, Rockwood’s Flow Yoga with instructor Maryann Quinn will take place inside the museum. Come for an hour of fun and relaxation and learn the art of Flow Yoga. Program is offered every Tuesday at 9 am. Please bring a mat, towel, water & blocks if you use them. Ages 16-Adults.
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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

  2. Facility Rentals

    Mansion, Garden, and Conservatory Rentals

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National Register of Historic Places logo

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.