Rockwood Park & Museum

Rockwood Park & Museum is committed to our community and we are doing our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

We are suspending all indoor museum tours and closing the Bringhurst Boutique until further notice.  

Outdoor tours and programs will require attendees to do a health screening to participate. All attendees are required to observe social distancing and wear masks during all tours and activities. 

If you can't come out to join us, we invite you to take a virtual tour of Rockwood using our audio tour from home, or as you stroll through the park using the  izi.Travel app available in the Apple and Google stores.

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.

  1. Mon Jan. 18

    Trail Tales at Rockwood: Sizing Up Winter by Lizann Flatt Looking for a fun family-friendly, screen-free activity? Love a good story and the great outdoors? Trail Tales combines reading while walking an outdoor trail. This month's trail selection is Sizing Up Winter by Lizann Flatt. This trail is on a paved trail and starts Rockwood's lower parking lot near the pond. Please remember to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing. All ages. FREE Book summary: As young readers journey into the natural world, they will discover that numbers, patterns, shapes and much more! can be found in everyday plants and animals. What if animals and plants knew math, just like us? Would snowflakes all fall from the same height in the sky? Would otters spread themselves evenly across lakes? Would groundhogs be aware of the date? In Sizing Up Winter, the third title in the Math in Nature series, nature comes to life to help children grasp concepts of time and measurement.
  2. Tue Jan. 19

    Trail Tales at Rockwood: Sizing Up Winter by Lizann Flatt Looking for a fun family-friendly, screen-free activity? Love a good story and the great outdoors? Trail Tales combines reading while walking an outdoor trail. This month's trail selection is Sizing Up Winter by Lizann Flatt. This trail is on a paved trail and starts Rockwood's lower parking lot near the pond. Please remember to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing. All ages. FREE Book summary: As young readers journey into the natural world, they will discover that numbers, patterns, shapes and much more! can be found in everyday plants and animals. What if animals and plants knew math, just like us? Would snowflakes all fall from the same height in the sky? Would otters spread themselves evenly across lakes? Would groundhogs be aware of the date? In Sizing Up Winter, the third title in the Math in Nature series, nature comes to life to help children grasp concepts of time and measurement.
  3. Wed Jan. 20

    Trail Tales at Rockwood: Sizing Up Winter by Lizann Flatt Looking for a fun family-friendly, screen-free activity? Love a good story and the great outdoors? Trail Tales combines reading while walking an outdoor trail. This month's trail selection is Sizing Up Winter by Lizann Flatt. This trail is on a paved trail and starts Rockwood's lower parking lot near the pond. Please remember to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing. All ages. FREE Book summary: As young readers journey into the natural world, they will discover that numbers, patterns, shapes and much more! can be found in everyday plants and animals. What if animals and plants knew math, just like us? Would snowflakes all fall from the same height in the sky? Would otters spread themselves evenly across lakes? Would groundhogs be aware of the date? In Sizing Up Winter, the third title in the Math in Nature series, nature comes to life to help children grasp concepts of time and measurement.
  4. Thu Jan. 21

    Trail Tales at Rockwood: Sizing Up Winter by Lizann Flatt Looking for a fun family-friendly, screen-free activity? Love a good story and the great outdoors? Trail Tales combines reading while walking an outdoor trail. This month's trail selection is Sizing Up Winter by Lizann Flatt. This trail is on a paved trail and starts Rockwood's lower parking lot near the pond. Please remember to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing. All ages. FREE Book summary: As young readers journey into the natural world, they will discover that numbers, patterns, shapes and much more! can be found in everyday plants and animals. What if animals and plants knew math, just like us? Would snowflakes all fall from the same height in the sky? Would otters spread themselves evenly across lakes? Would groundhogs be aware of the date? In Sizing Up Winter, the third title in the Math in Nature series, nature comes to life to help children grasp concepts of time and measurement.
  5. Fri Jan. 22

    Trail Tales at Rockwood: Sizing Up Winter by Lizann Flatt Looking for a fun family-friendly, screen-free activity? Love a good story and the great outdoors? Trail Tales combines reading while walking an outdoor trail. This month's trail selection is Sizing Up Winter by Lizann Flatt. This trail is on a paved trail and starts Rockwood's lower parking lot near the pond. Please remember to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing. All ages. FREE Book summary: As young readers journey into the natural world, they will discover that numbers, patterns, shapes and much more! can be found in everyday plants and animals. What if animals and plants knew math, just like us? Would snowflakes all fall from the same height in the sky? Would otters spread themselves evenly across lakes? Would groundhogs be aware of the date? In Sizing Up Winter, the third title in the Math in Nature series, nature comes to life to help children grasp concepts of time and measurement.
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  1. Rockwood Park & Museum

    Physical Address
    4651 Washington St. Extension
    Wilmington, DE 19809

    Mailing Address
    610 Shipley Road
    Wilmington, DE 19809

    Phone: (302) 761-4340

  2. Facility Rentals

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

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
Rockwood Park Preservation Society Logo

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.