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Rockwood Museum Park is part of the Northern Delaware Greenways.

Come and enoy the more than 2 miles of pathways that wind through the park. It is paved and lighted for walking, running or biking.

Or walk the Northern Delaware Greenways trail from Bringhurst Woods to Bellevue State Park. Click here for a maps of the Greenways and Rockwood Museum Park.

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6 am-10 pm daily

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The outstanding significance of Rockwood lies not in its individual details or objects, nor even in its architecture, but in its remarkable portrayal of an age. Constructed between the years 1851 and 1857, the estate is comprised of a mansion house, porter's lodge, stable, carriage house, gardener's cottage, and 300 acres. As it exits today, it is an unusually complete and effective statement of early Victorian taste in the tradition of Andrew Jackson Downing and John Claudius Loudon. Designed in the Rural Gothic style by the architect George Williams, the mansion house is a consummate statement of the the early Victorian romanticism that led to a division of styles within the interior, and the picturesque merger of irregular architecture and naturalistic landscape. When taken in conjunction, the architecture, the plan, the garden, and the remaining furnishings depict a total physical sensibility that is fast vanishing from the American scene. (From Romantic Rockwood by Gilbert T. Vincent)

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