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Rockwood

  • House/Mansion/Villa

Updated 05/19/2011

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 mi of paved,

lighted trails. In summer Rockwood Park hosts the Delaware Shakespeare Festival.

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Sight Information

Address:

Washington St. Extension, south of Shipley Rd., Wilmington, Delaware, 19809, United States

Phone:

302-761–4340

Website: www.rockwood.org

Sight Details:

  • $5
  • Grounds, daily dawn–dusk; mansion, Wed.–Sun. 10–2.

Updated 05/19/2011

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