Exhibits, Events and Programs

  1. Sun May 22

    Rockwood'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.
  2. Sun May 22

    Rockwood Guided Meditation Meditation is a thoughtless awareness involving a calm body and quiet mind. There are many approaches to meditation. In these sessions, we will explore some of the many ways to facilitate meditation. Instructor: Maryann Quinn.
  3. Thu May 26

    Yappy Hour at Rockwood Park In partnership with the Wilmington Brew Works, Rockwood and its friend’s group, the Rockwood Park Preservation Society (RPPS), will host a monthly happy hour gathering for lovers of dogs, beers, and live music. Dogs have always been present in Rockwood and have made some of the estate’s most memorable inhabitants. The whole park is open and the events will include scavenger hunts for kids and families, descriptions of Rockwood’s “best friends” as well as hand-made dog toy workshops. Cash bar-bring a snack! All sales support Rockwood’s ongoing preservation efforts.
  4. Sat May 28

    Story Time and Craft at Rockwood Each month, Rockwood partners with Syncretic Press to foster reading and charge imaginations through BOOK WALKS AND TRAIL TALES program, putting books in nature. On the last Saturday of the month, museum staff and volunteers read this featured book or another popular title and follow it up with a craft that families can take home and work on together. Kids 5+.
  5. Thu Jun. 2

    Treasure 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. Masks are suggested inside. (20 limit). Although free, pre-registration is suggested.
  6. Thu Jun. 2

    Watercolors on the Veranda This is a rare opportunity to study Rockwood’s botanical collections for inspiration for your own floral still life painting. In the summer, Rockwood’s collection of indoor plants is moved from the Conservatory to the incredibly picturesque covered Veranda. A small group of participants of any ability will study living specimens in this ideal setting. They may even get a glimpse of the Delaware Shakespeare Festival rehearsals. Ages 16-Adults.
  7. Fri Jun. 10

    Full Moon Flow Yoga at Rockwood Park - Strawberry 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. Practice will start moving back outdoors in April. Please bring a mat and/or towel, water & blocks if you use them. Ages 16+. Masks required
  8. Sat Jun. 11

    Story Time and Craft at Rockwood Each month, Rockwood partners with Syncretic Press to foster reading and charge imaginations through BOOK WALKS AND TRAIL TALES program, putting books in nature. On the last Saturday of the month, museum staff and volunteers read this featured book or another popular title and follow it up with a craft that families can take home and work on together. Kids 5+.
  9. Sat Jun. 11

    Rockwood 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+.
  10. Sun Jun. 12

    Hike & Brunch at Rockwood - Identifying the Birds of Rockwood with Delaware Ornithological Society Rockwood is focusing on the Birds and the Bees (mostly just the honey) in this summer’s Hike & Brunch series. Our themed walks through area parks and forests are followed by a matching boozy brunch.
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    4651 Washington Street Extension
    Wilmington, DE 19802


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