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New Castle County Rockwood Museum

Contact Info
258 Chapman Rd Ste 101
Newark, DE 19702

Phone:
302-791-9664
Basics
Location:
Rockwood Park
Type:
Museum

Description

A sprawling, English-style country estate and private residence it a former life, Rockwood mansion and gardens is now open to the public interested in a glimpse of the estate's genteel past. Enjoy a guided tour of the mansion turned museum for an insider's look at the lives of Joseph Shipley, merchant banker, who had the place built in the mid-19th century, and his descendents, who inhabited the mansion during the Gilded Age. Period furnishings, historic artifacts and old photographs help set the scene, and visitors can enjoy a leisurely stroll around the grounds once they've finished or sign up for a Ghost Tour after hours.

Hours + Fees

Hours:
Gardens & Park:
6am-10pm, daily
Museum Tours:
10am-3pm, on the hour, Weds-Sun
Season:
Year-round

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