Exhibits, Events and Programs

  1. Wed Apr. 14

    Rockwood’s Apothecary Garden Tours The plants growing in Rockwood's Apothecary Garden are native plants that have been used throughout the ages for medicinal purposes. Tour the Garden and discover the connection between healing plants and the inhabitants of Rockwood Mansion. Please meet your tour guide in the courtyard. Online registration required. Participants are asked to bring a folding chair.
  2. Wed Apr. 14

    Rockwood’s Apothecary Garden Tours The plants growing in Rockwood's Apothecary Garden are native plants that have been used throughout the ages for medicinal purposes. Tour the Garden and discover the connection between healing plants and the inhabitants of Rockwood Mansion. Please meet your tour guide in the courtyard. Online registration required. Participants are asked to bring a folding chair.
  3. Sat Apr. 17

    Rockwood Park Line Dancing Outdoor exercise with instructor Joanne Brady. Dance to a wide variety of music. No partner needed for this hour of outdoor fun and exercise. Wear comfortable clothing, shoes. Registration required. Social distancing, face masks, temperature checks, and a brief COVID Form required.
  4. Sat Apr. 17

    Rockwood Paranormal Walking Tours - SOLD OUT Embark on an exciting new outdoor paranormal investigation of Rockwood Park. This is a rare opportunity to find out what paranormal activity may be going on outside the walls of the famously haunted mansion. Investigators get an opportunity to help in the search using sophisticated paranormal equipment. The tour meets at the mansion courtyard (museum Visitor's Entrance). Attendees must be able to traverse walks, hills, and occasional uneven surfaces of the park. This is an outdoor walking tour; no interiors of buildings are explored. Weather permitting. Please wear appropriate shoes; surfaces include grass, gravel, bricks, and paved areas. Tour begins promptly at 8:00 p.m. Ages 14-Adults
  5. Sun Apr. 18

    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. 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. Comfortable walking shoes and ability to traverse locations of the tour are recommended. Face masks required, social distancing, temperature checks, and a brief COVID evaluation form. Ages 14+
  6. Tue Apr. 20

    Outdoor Nature Colors at Rockwood Park Participants will choose a color swatch (provided) that matches something found in nature (e.g., sky, grass, plants, etc.). Participants will draw and color an item they see in the Park that matches their swatch and write a poem or words that go with their theme. Objective is to combine color, art, nature and writing. Instructor: Donna L. Downs, Former Art Teacher Meet your instructor, Donna Downs, in the courtyard of the Visitor's Entrance to the museum. In the event of rain, program will be held in the covered patio area of the Museum. Social distancing and face masks required. Pre-registration required. Brief COVID form and temperature checks will be done prior to the start of class. AGE: 6 AND UP
  7. Wed Apr. 21

    Rockwood’s Apothecary Garden Tours The plants growing in Rockwood's Apothecary Garden are native plants that have been used throughout the ages for medicinal purposes. Tour the Garden and discover the connection between healing plants and the inhabitants of Rockwood Mansion. Please meet your tour guide in the courtyard. Online registration required. Participants are asked to bring a folding chair.
  8. Wed Apr. 21

    Rockwood’s Apothecary Garden Tours The plants growing in Rockwood's Apothecary Garden are native plants that have been used throughout the ages for medicinal purposes. Tour the Garden and discover the connection between healing plants and the inhabitants of Rockwood Mansion. Please meet your tour guide in the courtyard. Online registration required. Participants are asked to bring a folding chair.
  9. Sat Apr. 24

    A Gentleman’s House and Garden Tour at Rockwood History lovers will enjoy a garden walk as your guide shares the story behind the building of Rockwood Mansion and Gardens. Topics covered include architecture of the mansion, the history of Joseph Shipley's family, and the garden's unique design. Please visit Rockwood.org to view a short video about the history of Rockwood. Please meet your tour guide in the courtyard. Online registration required. Participants are asked to bring a folding chair.
  10. Sat Apr. 24

    Rockwood’s Poetry at the Mansion Celebrate National Poetry Month at Rockwood Museum! To celebrate, David P. Kozinski will read and discuss poems that touch on springtime, including some by recent U.S. Poets Laureate along with some of his own poetry. An open mic will follow so bring a favorite poem, or two short stories, to read aloud. Outdoor program to be held on the Veranda area of the Museum. In the event of rain, we will use the covered patio area of the Museum. Face masks required, along with social distancing, temperature checks and a brief Covid form. Participants are asked to bring a lawn chair.
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  1. Physical Address
    4651 Washington St. Extension
    Wilmington, DE 19809

    Mailing Address
    610 Shipley Road
    Wilmington, DE 19809

    Phone: (302) 761-4340

    Rentals

    (302) 761-1722


All New Castle County recreation programs and services are suspended until further notice in accordance with Governor Carney’s State of Emergency Declarations relating to Covid-19 as well as orders and guidance from New Castle County Executive Matthew Meyer.

For the latest news on New Castle County’s response to Covid-19 please refer to newcastlede.gov. See our Covid-19 Resource Page for information on available resources in New Castle County.

Find more events and programs in the Happenings Guide.

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