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.
Thursday PM Yoga Meditation
During the winter months, evening yoga meditation with instructor Mia Muratori will take place inside the museum and emphasize conscious breathing techniques and gentle movement.
The Bachelor Collectors: The Arts of Rockwood
Join Rockwood’s Director, Ryan Grover, through a highlights tour of museum’s fine and decorative art collections. Each generation that lived at Rockwood, from the 1850s through the 20th century, added important arts and antiques to the house spanning the 17th-20th centuries and originating from Europe, the Americas, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
National Register of Historic Places, Rockwood, New Castle County, Delaware, National Register #76000579.
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.