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.
Thu Oct. 28ROCKWOOD'S WATERCOLORS (ADULT) Choose a scene from the beautiful grounds of Rockwood or an object that is chosen by the instructor and learn the technique of watercolor painting. Objective is to combine color, art and nature. No experience required. Ages 16-Adults
Fri Oct. 29Rockwood House Tours Explore the grandeur, history and beauty of the Rockwood Mansion, home of the Shipley, Bringhurst and Hargraves families for 120 years. This tour emphasizes the magnificent mansion interiors and the family’s multi-generational art collection. Tickets are suggested. Tour involves stairs. This tour matches well with the Gentlemen’s House and Garden and Historic Structures tours on available days. All Ages Tours at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2 p.m. Get your tickets now
Sat Oct. 30ROCKWOOD'S PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION - SOLD OUT Embark on an exciting new outdoor paranormal investigation of Rockwood Park. This is a rare opportunity to find out what paranormal activity may be going on outside the walls of the famously haunted mansion. Investigators get an opportunity to help in the search using sophisticated paranormal equipment. Attendees must be able to traverse many stairs throughout the museum. Tickets are required. Tour begins promptly at 8:00 p.m. Masks required. Ages 14-Adults
Tue Nov. 2Flow Yoga Outdoor Flow Yoga with instructor Mary Ann Quinn Hendrix. Come for an hour of fun and relaxation at Rockwood Park and learn the art of Flow Yoga. Program is offered every Tuesday at 9 am. Program will be offered outdoors by the Museum Conservatory, weather permitting, however, this activity will be held rain or shine. Please bring a mat, blocks, towel, water. Ages 16-Adults
Thu Nov. 4INSTALLATION ART IN THE GARDENS Create original sculptural art installations in Rockwood's historic garden using materials sourced from nature such as pine cone, dried flowers, branches, rocks, leaves and other found objects. These earth works will emphasize composition through contrasts in color and texture of all-natural materials in the Park. The artist installations will then be left on view for Park visitors to admire. This program is great for families and children ages 6 and above. Ages 6-Aduts
Best of Delaware Editor's Pick
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.|