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. Tue Dec. 5

    Flow Yoga: Tuesday AM Tuesday morning Flow Yoga with instructor Maryann Quinn
  2. Thu Dec. 7

    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 Dec. 8

  4. Fri Dec. 8

    Happy Hour Yoga What could be better than a flow yoga practice followed by a glass of wine? Rockwood’s happy-hour yoga pairs your favorite pastimes into the beginning of a terrific weekend. Let go of the work-week stress with this double layer of mindfulness and relaxation. Please bring a mat and/or towel, water & blocks if you use them. Ages 21+.
  5. Sat Dec. 9

    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 Dec. 9

  7. Sun Dec. 10

    Below the Stairs and In the Attics: The Servants' Tour This tour will expand visitors’ understanding of this thriving estate and farm and will reinterpret the spaces used by servants located within Rockwood Mansion.
  8. Tue Dec. 12

    Flow Yoga: Tuesday AM Tuesday morning Flow Yoga with instructor Maryann Quinn
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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.