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. Fri Oct. 7

    Full Moon Flow Yoga - Hunter's Moon Full moons are a powerful time for letting go and getting back to yourself - grounded, relaxed, and at ease. A full moon yoga flow can help you release using movement to unblock energy through the body. Join yoga instructor Maryann Quinn for a relaxing hour of nocturnal yoga that will help to restore peace and tranquility. Please bring a mat and/or towel, water & blocks if you use them. Ages 16+.
  2. Fri Oct. 7

    Mayhem and Murder at Rockwood WANTED: Investigators to solve a Murder at Rockwood Park and Museum!
  3. Sat Oct. 8

    Watercolor Kids: Spooky Rockwood Kids of all experience levels will study form, color and light/shadow through still life compositions in graphite and watercolor. The lesson will be taught inside or outside the museum depending on the weather. Children will be encouraged to paint fun, themed displays of found objects from multiple angles. Then the kids will discuss artworks from the museum’s permanent collection for examples of these lessons. Ages 6-12.
  4. Sat Oct. 8

    Mayhem and Murder at Rockwood WANTED: Investigators to solve a Murder at Rockwood Park and Museum!
  5. Tue Oct. 11

    Flow Yoga During the summer season, Rockwood’s Flow Yoga with instructor Maryann Quinn will start take place outdoors.
  6. Thu Oct. 13

    Watercolor Kids: Spooky Rockwood Kids of all experience levels will come to insideRockwood Museum to study form, color, and light/shadow through still life compositions in graphite and watercolor. Children will be encouraged to paint fun, themed displays of found objects from multiple angles. Then the kids will discuss artworks from the museum’s permanent collection for examples of these lessons. Masks required. Ages 6-12
  7. Fri Oct. 14

    Happy-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+.
  8. Fri Oct. 14

    Poplar Hall Presents: The Revisionists at Rockwood Haunted ghost stories touring through Rockwood’s gardens by night.
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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

    Phone: (302) 761-4340

  2. Facility Rentals

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

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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.