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Rockwood Museum

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Very friendly staff and knowledgeable guide. I went on November 9th and they were decorating for... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2018
Joy J
Limon, Colorado, United States
Gorgeous home.

The comprehensive tour at this beautiful mansion gives you a view of the life of a patrician... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Cresskill, New Jersey
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610 Shipley Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809-3609
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Reviewed 15 November 2018

Very friendly staff and knowledgeable guide. I went on November 9th and they were decorating for Christmas. I was only visiting so I wish I could have seen the house and grounds after the decorating was complete. The lights on the grounds must be splendid....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Joy J
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The comprehensive tour at this beautiful mansion gives you a view of the life of a patrician family. The home and grounds are stunning. There was a wedding going on while we were there and it just added to the magic. The do Shakespeare in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

The museum is very interesting, but it feels like it could use some more visitors to help raise money for the deterioration taking place on the outside building as well as the gardens. Still go - if you don't the situation is not going to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank suesaut
Reviewed 5 July 2018

We visited the Mansion during the ice cream festival. It was lovely and the staff were great answering questions. We toured the grounds and the carriage house was being used for a wedding later that evening.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank hcs922
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

There is this theme they have is cabinets of curiosities. Before the tour, you can look through this room full of paraphernalia; basically collectibles. It looks like the scene from the conjuring where a whole room full of possessed items were kept after years of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

We decided to spend a day in Wilmington seeing things that are less talked about than the Brandywine attractions, and we started with the Rockwood Museum. Located within earshot of the interstate, it is nonetheless situated in a beautiful park. The house itself is a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

This was the original retirement home built around 1851 of Joseph Shipley, a merchant banker who lived and worked in Liverpool, England for 30 years. Upon his return to the U.S., he hired the architect who built his much beloved estate in Liverpool to build...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank KayM506
Reviewed 10 December 2017

We made plans with another couple to take the 4:00 pm tour last Sunday. Our friends arrived before us and told the tour guide, Donna, that they were there for the 4:00 tour. Donna said the last tour was at 3:00. Our friends told her...More

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank laudb
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have been touring all of the mansions in Delaware. We were pleasantly surprised with the family home of Joseph Shipley. The estate has a gothic English design. The Rockwood Museum is now state owned. The state is still in the process...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank 5265wanda
Reviewed 24 September 2017

This DuPont estate has an interesting history and is a period piece of the turn of the 20th century. It is admirable that the local county took over the property and managed to keep it as a museum for the public, and they should be...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Response from Cathytraveling | Reviewed this property |
You don't have to pay to drive into or walk or run the grounds. I believe it's a mile just around the property. You can choose to walk where there are inclines or where it's flat. You're welcome to walk your dog, but it... More