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 Nov. 30

    Flow 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
  2. Fri Dec. 3

    Holiday Open House The merriment of this season will be highlighted in New Castle County's annual Holiday Open House celebration at Rockwood Park & Museum in the evenings of December 3 and 4, 5-9 p.m. each night. Along with the talents of local choirs, food trucks, and Santa display, the Holiday Open House will feature self-guided tours of the museum's first floor throughout both nights.
  3. Sat Dec. 4

    Holiday Open House The merriment of this season will be highlighted in New Castle County's annual Holiday Open House celebration at Rockwood Park & Museum in the evenings of December 3 and 4, 5-9 p.m. each night. Along with the talents of local choirs, food trucks, and Santa display, the Holiday Open House will feature self-guided tours of the museum's first floor throughout both nights.
  4. Tue Dec. 7

    Flow 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
  5. Fri Dec. 10

    Rockwood By Candlelight Tour the museum's first floor and historic gardens illuminated by the lights of the season-perfect for date night and family fun. Visit rockwood.org for reservations.
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  1. Rockwood Park & Museum

    Physical Address
    4651 Washington Street Extension
    Wilmington, DE 19802

    Phone: (302) 761-4340

  2. Facility Rentals

    Mansion, Garden, and Conservatory Rentals
    Phone: (302) 761-4340

Best of Delaware 2021 RW

Best of Delaware Editor's Pick
Walking Trails

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
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Accessibility

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.