Celebrating the Holidays at Rockwood

In appreciation for the community’s support through this exceptionally difficult year, all of Rockwood’s public programs will be free to the public in December! This gift to our friends and neighbors was made possible through the generosity of the Rockwood Park Preservation Society, benefitting Rockwood through fundraising, recreational and educational events. Become a member today!

Rockwood Park & Museum will feature an inspiring temporary exhibition, entitled Coming Home, from November 26 through January 9. This exhibition recounts five tales of adventurous travel that brought Rockwood’s families back home again, told through the worldly treasures they collected for over 100 years. Nestled within the home’s enchanting holiday decorations, Coming Home will be featured in the museum’s guided and self-guided tours.

The merriment of the season will be highlighted in New Castle County’s annual Holiday Open House celebration the evenings of December 4 & 5. Along with the talents of local choirs, food trucks and Santa display, the Holiday Open House will feature self-guided tours of the museum’s first floor both nights.

Rockwood by Candlelight, a very special holiday display of the museum’s first floor, illuminated by the lights of the season and candlelight, will take place from 5-8 PM on the second and third weekends of the month, December 10, 11, 17 and 18. After enjoying the spectacular holiday lights of Rockwood’s heritage park, the ultimate date night (or night out with the kids) ends with a stroll through the museum’s living rooms, lit as they were when the home was first built. Visit Rockwood.org for reservations and current hours of operation.

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