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.
||W-S: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.,
Sun.: 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4 p.m.
|Park & Garden
||daily from dawn until dusk|
|Museum Closed||November 8, November 11, November 24,
November 25, December 23-25.
|General Admission||$10 / $5 for New Castle County Residents|
|Children Ages 7 - 12
||$4 / $2 for New Castle Residents|
|Children Ages 6 and under||Free|
|Active Military and Veterans||Free|
|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.|
Tue May 28White Glove Evenings a the Museum Visit after hours from an up-close-and personal look at our museum archives. Hear the stories behind the objects. White gloves provided for handling objects. Adults
Sun Jun. 9Feathery Fashions Check out our collection of family hats and purses worn by the Bringhurst ladies featuring feathers, embroidery and trims. Make your own hat with feathers and trim. Finish with a tour of the mansion. Registration required. Ages 14-Adults
Sat Jun. 29Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Festival Presented by WSFS Bank Fireworks presented by Capano Management You are invited to the Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Festival at Rockwood Park on June 29 from 12-9 p.m. The Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Festival is celebration of old-fashioned fun for the whole family. This year’s festival features the best local ice cream vendors, food, local music stage, kids activities, historic demonstrations, vintage marketplace by First State Flea, hot air balloon, FIREWORKS at dusk, and more. Tickets are $5. Kids 12 and under are free with the purchase of an adult ticket. Free parking and shuttle from the Rockwood Office Park, 501 Carr Road.
Philip NordPark & Museum DirectorPhone: (302) 761-4340
Rockwood Park & MuseumPhysical Address
4651 Washington St. Extension
Wilmington, DE 19809
610 Shipley Road
Wilmington, DE 19809
Phone: (302) 761-4340
Facility RentalsMansion, Garden, and Conservatory RentalsPhone: (302) 761-4340
National Register of Historic Places, Rockwood, New Castle County, Delaware, National Register #76000579.