Rockwood Museum and Carriage House
Joseph Shipley, a Quaker merchant banker, built Rockwood between 1851 and 1854. Its Gothic revival architecture and enchanting landscape were designed by Shipley to reflect the beauty of an English country estate. The museum reflects the way the Bringhurst family, descendants of Shipley, lived in their early years at Rockwood.
Rockwood's 72-acre park provides a tranquil retreat for walkers. Over two miles of lighted trails wind through woods and streams. Our park pathways are part of the Delaware Greenway system. Surrounding the mansion is the well preserved Historic Garden. Some of the trees and shrubs originally planted by Joseph Shipley are still growing in the garden today. In 2000, over 300 new trees and shrubs were planted to recapture (or recreate) the
original garden design.
Wednesday - Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Guided tours on the hour
Adults (13+) $5.00, Youth (2-12) $2, Children under 2 FREE
Driving Directions & Parking
The Rockwood Park entrance is located just south of Shipley Road on the Washington Street Extension in Wilmington, Delaware. From I-95 North orSouth take Exit 9, Marsh Road, and follow the brown Rockwood signs.
From I - 495 North or South take exit 4, Edgemoor Rd. Follow Edgemoor Rd. west to Washington St. Ext. Make a left onto Washington St. Ext. and the first right into Rockwood."
DART First State Route 11
4651 Washington St. Extension
Wilmington, DE 19805
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