Rockwood Mansion & Gardens

Rockwood Mansion & Gardens

Joseph Shipley, a Quaker merchant banker, built Rockwood 1851-54. Its Gothic Revival ardhitecture and enchanting landscape were deisgned by Shipley to reflect the beauty of an English country estate.

In the Rockwood Museum you will find the rooms restored to the way they looked in 1895, the Gilded Age of the Victorian Era. The Museum reflects the way the Bringhurst Family, descendants of Shipley, lived in their early years at Rockwood.

Located on 235 acres along the banks of the Brandywine River in Wilmington, Delaware, Hagley is the site of the gunpowder works founded by E. I. du Pont in 1802. This example of early American industry includes restored mills, a workers' community, and the ancestral home and gardens of the du Pont family.

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Rockwood Mansion & Gardens

Apr 2008, Photo 145

Rockwood Mansion & Gardens, sign

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Rockwood Mansion & Gardens

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Rockwood Mansion & Gardens

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