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Rockwood Park & Museum

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Rockwood Park & Museum

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610 Shipley Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809-3609
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Wilmington Station60 min
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daisyferret1 wrote a review Dec 2020
Bear, Delaware24,317 contributions2,110 helpful votes
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We went to Rockwood Park to attend the FREE Merry & Bright Holiday Lights drive-thru display. It was offered the weekend of December 5/6 from 6-9pm. We got there around 6pm and the line was already spilling out onto the road leading to the park. It probably took 20 minutes or so to drive through the entire light display. The route was paved and wet lit. They had signs and people along the way guiding you. It really was beautiful. They had colorful up-lighting on the big trees. Smaller trees and bushes had string lights. There was a decorated gazebo that was pretty. Also, we saw a live Abominable Snowmonster of the North (Bumble), live gingerbread man, live elf, reindeer (costumed person), live snowman and even Santa Claus himself was there to greet passerby's. There was also an inflatable gingerbread man next to a decorated gingerbread house. By the main home, there were women dressed in old fashioned dresses. They were waving and thanking us for visiting. Inside the house's porch, a beautifully decorated tree could be seen through the large windows. Across from the home were some mounted police. Their horses were wearing reindeer antlers and Santa hats! Once you passed the home, you looped back to the main entrance. Note: You could NOT stop OR exit your vehicle on this drive-thru display route. Overall, we really enjoyed this FREE holiday light display. It was a nice SAFE way to celebrate the holidays during the Covid-19 pandemic. I would go here again IF the light show is offered again in the future.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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retired605 wrote a review Oct 2020
Newark, Delaware63 contributions121 helpful votes
I thoroughly enjoyed our private tour with Leone for Newark History Museum volunteers. She was a wonderful guide and very passionate about the Museum. It was interesting hearing about the Shipley and Bringhurst families and the history of the estate - a part of Delaware history. I was amazed at the number of original artifacts that exist in the house and how impressive the restoration had been on a house that had been sitting untouched for 20 years. I would definitely recommend this tour whenever public tours begin again.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Carol S wrote a review Oct 2020
Newark, Delaware1 contribution
Give yourself time to walk around the grounds as they are lovely with hidden treasures around every corner. Plenty to see even with all the Covid restrictions. The house was quite a surprise as its history and furnishings are an amazing story,
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Mary T wrote a review Oct 2020
Richmond, Virginia10 contributions1 helpful vote
I have been on many historic house tours, but this one was much more than I expected, and better than the usual tour. The unique thing about this house is that there is so much original furniture and family belongings still in place. You get the feeling that you are a guest of the family rather than just on a tour. The museum staff have used these items to tell a unique story. Also, on the East Coast of the US you get worn out with colonial house tours, and Rockwood Museum gives you an opportunity to experience a completely different era. Not only is the inside of the house a good experience, but the grounds are lovely and an attraction in their own right. The GPS enabled garden tour adds much to the interpretation of the setting.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Kathy K wrote a review Jan 2020
Finksburg, Maryland5 contributions
Visiting this mansion was such a treat. We were lucky enough to have our own private tour given by our wonderful guide Bob. Most of this home is furnished with the original pieces that were used by the Bringhurst family, who lived there until the last remaining member died in 1972. Rockwood is a hidden gem and a must see if you are in the area.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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