Tours & Ticketing

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Rockwood Museum Tours

Guided Tours

Explore the grandeur, history and beauty of the Rockwood Mansion, home of the Shipley, Bringhurst and Hargraves families for 120 years. This tour emphasizes the magnificent mansion interiors and the family’s multi-generational art collection. Tickets are suggested. Tour involves stairs. This tour matches well with the Gentlemen’s House and Garden and Historic Structures tours on available days. This is a 90-minute guided tour.  $10, $5 for NCC residents. All Ages

Fridays and Saturdays
Tours at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2 p.m.


Self-Guided Tours *NEW*

We have heard the call and proud to offer a new self-guided alternative to enjoy Rockwood your own way. This tour is open to the first floor of the museum, but don’t worry, staff will be nearby to answer any questions! Reservations suggested but walk-ins are welcome. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. $10, $5 NCC residents. Masks required. 

Thursdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sundays, 12-4 p.m.


Heritage Garden Self-Guided Tours *NEW*

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 and can be explored with your smartphone at your own pace. Stop in the museum office during open hours to pick up your complimentary map of the six-acre Heritage Garden surrounding this historic villa. All ages. Always FREE

Stop in to get your Heritage Garden Map
Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sundays, 12-4 p.m.

Free First Sundays

Self-Guided tours on these special Sundays are free and open to the public! All Ages. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.  Masks required. 

The first Sunday of each month

Rockwood Featured Exhibit: Coming Home

Featured Exhibit Opening November 26, 2021

On display November 26, 2021 - January 9, 2022

Coming Home

This exhibition recounts five tales of adventurous travel that brought Rockwood's families back home again told through the worldly treasures they collected for over 100 years. Nestled within Rockwood Park's and Museum's enchanting Holiday decorations, Coming Home will be featured in the museum's guided and self-guided tours. 

  1. Sat Jan. 29

    The Trail Ends Here! At Rockwood Park Each month, Rockwood partners with the BrandywineHundred Library to foster reading and charge imaginations through TRAIL TALES, putting books in nature. On two Saturdays a month, museum staff and volunteers read this featured book or another popular title and follow it up with a related activity or craft. All materials are included. Rain or shine event. Masks required inside. Ages 5+.
  2. Tue Feb. 1

    Flow Yoga Outdoor Flow Yoga with instructor Mary Ann Quinn Hendrix. Come for an hour of fun and relaxation at Rockwood Park and learn the art of Flow Yoga. Program is offered every Tuesday at 9 am. 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
  3. Thu Feb. 3

    Tiny Trails at Rockwood Park Come and enjoy all the different treasures ofRockwood! Tiny Trails 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. Ages 1-5. Masks required inside.
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