Street Address
610 Shipley Road
Wilmington, DE 19809
Mailing Address
610 Shipley Road
New Castle, DE 10809
phone: 302-761-4340
fax: 302-764-4545
e-mail: rockwood@nccde.org
web: www.rockwood.org
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Cafe/Restaurant
Group Tours
Staff

Description

Rockwood is a 150 year old estate that is now a public park featuring a six acre historic garden and a mansion with a museum. Joseph Shipley, a Quaker merchant banker, built Rockwood between 1851 and 1854 to reflect the beauty of an English county estate

The mansion is a wonderful example of Rural Gothic architecture. In the museum, you will find the rooms restored to the way they looked in 1895, the Gilded Age of the Victorian Era. The Museum reflects the way the Bringhurst Family, descendants of Shipley, lived in their early years at Rockwood.

The garden style, known as Gardenesque, represents a landscape similar to an English park and features exotic trees and is home to several outbuildings.

Services

Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Restaurant

Group Tours