- City Guides
Rockwood Museum and Park
4651 Washington St. Extension, Wilmington, DE 19809
Photo credit: By Smallbones (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Rockwood is an English-style country estate and museum in Wilmington, Delaware. Built between 1851-1854 by banker Joseph Shipley, Rockwood is an example of Rural Gothic Revival Architecture. The mansion currently represents the 1890s when the Bringhurst family moved into Rockwood, though much of Joseph Shipley's furniture is still is in place. The 72 acres of Rockwood Mansion Park includes the Mansion & Conservatory, Porter's Lodge, Gardener's Cottage, and Barn & Carriage House.
The mansion is reputed to be a site of paranormal activity. Rockwood was featured on an episode of My Ghost Story airing on the Biography Channel on October 29, 2011. The mansion was also featured on a season 11 episode of Ghost Hunters. The mansion hosts periodic ghost tours and overnight paranormal investigations.
This description includes material adapted from the Wikipedia article "Rockwood Museum and Park", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0. It has been edited for brevity and to conform with the style of this website. The edited description is distributed under the terms of the same Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0 license.