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.
Saturday AM Vinyasa Yoga
This Vinyasa Flow will challenge you to advance your practice through skill building specifically tailored to your body’s needs and abilities.
Sat Dec. 16
Poetry in the Mansion: A Child's Christmas in Wales
Rockwood’s Poet in Residence, David P. Kozinski and actress and director Patti Allis Mengers, will present a dramatic reading of A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas and other favorites of the festive season, both sacred and secular.
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.