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 Feb. 22

  2. Thu Feb. 22

    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.
  3. Fri Feb. 23

  4. Fri Feb. 23

    Full Moon Yoga: Snow Moon Full moon flow yoga
  5. Sat Feb. 24

    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.
  6. Sat Feb. 24

  7. Sat Feb. 24

    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.
  8. Sun Feb. 25

    Kids Day at Rockwood One-hour tour of the Rockwood Museum given entirely by Junior Docents
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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


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.