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.
Tue Aug. 16Flow Yoga Outdoor Flow Yoga with instructor Maryann Quinn. Come for an hour of fun and relaxation at Rockwood Park and learn the art of Flow Yoga. The program is offered every Tuesday at 9 am. The 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
Tue Aug. 16Flow Yoga During the summer season, Rockwood’s Flow Yoga with instructor Maryann Quinn will start take place outdoors.
Tue Aug. 16
Thu Aug. 18Treasure Tots at Rockwood Park Come and enjoy all the different treasures of Rockwood! Treasure Tots is an informal class for toddlers to explore the most popular themes of this unique park and museum. Always changing, this program will celebrate kids’ literature, costume, gardening, animals, architecture, the arts and much more. All materials are included. Rain or Shine event. Best for kids under 5. Use “Art-Reach2022” and “RPPS2022” coupon codes at check out to unlock the membership discount – must provide proof of membership at the beginning of the program.
Thu Aug. 18Watercolors in the Museum at Rockwood Participants of all backgrounds and abilities will work in graphite and watercolor inside Rockwood Museum’s famed interior galleries to draw inspiration from the important architectural features, vibrant decorations, and unforgettable art collections to compose their own artful compositions. No experience is required. Ages 14+. Masks required.
Fri Aug. 19Happy-Hour Yoga What could be better than a flow yoga practice followed by a glass of wine? Rockwood’s latest addition to its yoga offerings features a new instructor, Karen Feeney, and 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+.
Sat Aug. 20Rockwood Paranormal Experience This is Rockwood’s classic Paranormal Program to investigate the mansion from the unfinished attic to the decayed basement through the highly polished living spaces in between. Guests will be instructed how to use sophisticated paranormal equipment to be central to the investigation. Visiting investigators will learn how instrument results relate to those who may have once lived or worked at Rockwood. Attendees must be able to traverse many stairs throughout the museum. Ages 14+.
Sun Aug. 21Rockwood's Historic Structures Walking Tour Take a rare walk back in time to learn how the existing and lost structures of Rockwood completed a working estate of food production, animal husbandry, household utilities, transportation, and other 19th-century challenges. Your guide will be dressed in vintage clothing and will use vintage photographs to provide you with the history of Rockwood as you walk from structure to structure. Tour is approximately 90 minutes in length and covers approximately 1 mile to include surfaces of grass, gravel, and paved areas. Ages 14+. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Use “Art-Reach2022” and “RPPS2022” coupon codes at check out to unlock membership discount – must provide proof of membership at the beginning of the tour.
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:
- Holiday gatherings
- Family reunions
- Birthday and anniversary parties
- Nonprofit events
- Baby/bridal showers
- Corporate functions
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.|