Situated just off of Exit 9-Marsh Road in Delaware is the reputedly Haunted Rockwood Mansion and park. Rockwood and its park were investigated by Shannon Sylvia of Ghost Hunters International fame, and was featured on My Ghost Story season three “Scary Mary.”
I spoke with Dr. Lou DiMieri from the radio show “Parallel Worlds”, who has done extensive investigations of the property, has declared it “Most Haunted House Museum in Delaware.” Good news to Ghost Hunters you can call and arrange to have your own investigation of property.
Built from 1851 until 1854 Rockwood Mansion reflects my vision of an English county estate. The Rural Gothic architecture is enhanced inside by the actual clothing personal items, and furnishing of the Bringhurst Family c.1895. The grounds and garden contain plantings and outbuildings that are like an English Park of the Gardenesque style.
The day time self-guided tours of the grounds and guided tours of the mansion let you step back and imagine that you are in the 1890’s. This site makes for a wonderful few hours of education and entertainment for the whole family.
This year, from 9 PM until 12 Midnight on 10/19 and 11/16 for $50 you can visit the "behind the rope areas" of attic and basement of the mansion , not seen on the normal tours. An exploration of paranormal activity and in-depth study using advanced equipment. This Ghost Hunt is often times accompanied by a psychic or medium.
To Ghost Hunt you must be able to traverse many stairs. Adults 18 and older
Call (302) 761-4340 to register
610 Shipley Road, Wilmington, DE 19809
Trail maps and self-guided Historic Landscape Garden tour brochures are available at the mansion Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 2pm.
Guided Tours on the hour 10:00 until 2:00 PM Wednesday – Sunday
$10.00 - Adults (13+)
$4.00 - Youth (12 - 2)
Discounted admission for New Castle Co. residents with ID
Call 302 761 1722 for group or bus tour information