Museum & Garden Tours

Featured Exhibition: Brittle Beauty: Preservation at Rockwood

2022 special exhibit brittle beauty eblast

Nearing Rockwood’s 50th anniversary under the stewardship of New Castle County, we celebrate the preservation efforts that have saved this uncommon estate from destruction. A new rotating exhibition will feature a collection of objects, landscapes, architecture, and botanical specimens in various states of conservation. In addition to past accomplishments, the exhibition also charts its future through participation with the Rockwood Park Preservation Society (RPPS), the museum’s membership of support. The price includes a self-guided tour of the mansion’s first floor. Included with any tour.

Don’t see a tour date and time that works for you?
Contact us and make a special reservation! 
302-761-4340 or carole.mckinney@newcastlede.gov

FREE First Sundays

Come try out Rockwood Museum’s self-guided tour for the first time or return to see many fun, new changes – on us! This is our chance to give back to the community and open the doors wide open.

Self-Guided Tours

We have heard the call and are proud to offer a new self-guided alternative to enjoy Rockwood your own way. This tour is open to the museum's first floor, but don’t worry, the staff will be nearby to answer any questions! Reservations are suggested but walk-ins are welcome. An adult must accompany children under 14.

Thursday - Saturday | 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday | 12 - 4 pm 

Admission Fees:
$10
$8 New Caste County Resident
$2 Art-Reach Member
FREE for RPPS Member 

BUY TICKETS ONLINE


Please use the “Art-Reach2022” and “RPPS2022” coupon codes at check out to unlock the membership discount – must provide proof of membership at the beginning of the tour. 

Guided Museum Tours

Friday | 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm
Saturday | 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm 

Admission Fees:
$10
$8 New Caste County Resident
$2 Art-Reach Member
FREE for RPPS Member 

BUY TICKETS ONLINE


Please use the “Art-Reach2022” and “RPPS2022” coupon codes at check out to unlock the membership discount – must provide proof of membership at the beginning of the tour. 

Heritage Garden Self-guided tour

Stop in the museum office during open hours (Mon-Sat, 10 am – 4 pm & Sun 12 – 4 pm) to pick up your complimentary map of the six-acre Heritage Garden surrounding this historic villa. Many of the garden’s most memorable trees and shrubs were collected by Joseph Shipley and members of the Bringhurst family between 1851 and around 1920. QR-coded labels at the base of these plants offer additional information. Always FREE

  1. Sun Dec. 4

    Free First Sundays at Rockwood Museum Come try out Rockwood Museum’s self-guided tour for the first time or return to see many fun, new changes – on us! This is our chance to give back to the community and open the doors wide open.
  2. Sun Jan. 1

    Free First Sundays at Rockwood Museum Come try out Rockwood Museum’s self-guided tour for the first time or return to see many fun, new changes – on us! This is our chance to give back to the community and open the doors wide open.
  3. Sun Feb. 5

    Free First Sundays at Rockwood Museum Come try out Rockwood Museum’s self-guided tour for the first time or return to see many fun, new changes – on us! This is our chance to give back to the community and open the doors wide open.
  4. Sun Mar. 5

    Free First Sundays at Rockwood Museum Come try out Rockwood Museum’s self-guided tour for the first time or return to see many fun, new changes – on us! This is our chance to give back to the community and open the doors wide open.
  5. Sun Apr. 2

    Free First Sundays at Rockwood Museum Come try out Rockwood Museum’s self-guided tour for the first time or return to see many fun, new changes – on us! This is our chance to give back to the community and open the doors wide open.
  6. Sun May 7

    Free First Sundays at Rockwood Museum Come try out Rockwood Museum’s self-guided tour for the first time or return to see many fun, new changes – on us! This is our chance to give back to the community and open the doors wide open.
  7. Sun Jun. 4

    Free First Sundays at Rockwood Museum Come try out Rockwood Museum’s self-guided tour for the first time or return to see many fun, new changes – on us! This is our chance to give back to the community and open the doors wide open.
  8. Sun Jul. 2

    Free First Sundays at Rockwood Museum Come try out Rockwood Museum’s self-guided tour for the first time or return to see many fun, new changes – on us! This is our chance to give back to the community and open the doors wide open.
  9. Sun Aug. 6

    Free First Sundays at Rockwood Museum Come try out Rockwood Museum’s self-guided tour for the first time or return to see many fun, new changes – on us! This is our chance to give back to the community and open the doors wide open.
  10. Sun Sep. 3

    Free First Sundays at Rockwood Museum Come try out Rockwood Museum’s self-guided tour for the first time or return to see many fun, new changes – on us! This is our chance to give back to the community and open the doors wide open.
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