Wilmington Sights

Rockwood Museum and Park

  • 4651 Washington St. Extension
  • Wilmington
  • Garden/Arboretum

Published 04/15/2016

Fodor's Review

Rockwood, a quietly elegant English-style country house and a fine example of rural Gothic architecture, stands in contrast to the opulent, French-inspired du Pont homes in the area. Built in 1851 by Joseph Shipley, a Quaker banker, and occupied by his descendants until 1972, the house is now a museum filled with Victorian furnishings and decorative arts. Tours are given on the hour. Beyond the English landscape garden, the 72-acre public grounds feature 2½ miles of paved, lighted trails. In summer Rockwood Park hosts the Delaware Shakespeare Festival, as well as a weekly farmers' market.

Sight Information


4651 Washington St. Extension, south of Shipley Rd., Wilmington, Delaware, 19809, USA



Website: www.rockwood.org

Sight Details:

  • $10; free 1st Sun. of every month
  • Grounds: daily dawn–dusk. Mansion: Wed.–Sat. 10–4, Sun. noon–4

Published 04/15/2016


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