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Rockwood Museum

610 Shipley Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809-3609
+1 302-761-4340
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Gorgeous home.

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lovetotrav0
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Cresskill, New Jersey
In need of some TLC, but don't rule it out.

The museum is very interesting, but it feels like it could use some more visitors to help raise... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
suesaut
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Delaware
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610 Shipley Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809-3609
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 7 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

1  Thank suesaut
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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.

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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

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Reviewed 19 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

1  Thank Thomas F
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Reviewed 18 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

1  Thank Kay M
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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

3  Thank laudb
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Reviewed 3 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

1  Thank 5265wanda
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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

2  Thank Howard G
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Well, it seems this summer has become the "mansion tour", and it's had it's highs and lows. Rockwood Mansion Museum and Park is the low point. It needs the professional touch. Between the plastic flowers, vines, and floral displays (and they are everywhere), painted flowers...More

2  Thank Sara C
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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
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