Audio tour

Audio tourRockwood Park and Museum

Only in English

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  1. Audio tour Summary
  2. Audio tour Summary

    Welcome to Rockwood Mansion and Gardens. 

    The original owner of Rockwood Mansion was Joseph B. Shipley.  One of ten children, Shipley was born to a prominent Quaker family of Wilmington, Delaware.  After receiving an education, Shipley pursued a banking career instead of joining his family’s milling business.  Eventually, he became a successful merchant banker in Liverpool, England and the firm of Brown, Shipley & Co. remains a private investment bank in London today.

                Construction began on September 11, 1851 and by 1854, the Rural Gothic Revival styled manor, English styled gardens, Carriage House, Gardener’s cottage and Porter’s lodge was completed.

                 

  3. 1 Rockwood Park and Museum
  4. 2 Edward's Playhouse
  5. 3 Porter's Lodge
  6. 4 Gardener's Cottage
  7. 5 Carriage House
  8. 6 Fruit Cellar/Ice House
  9. 7 Walled Kitchen Garden
  10. 8 Rockwood Mansion
  11. 9 North Lawn
  12. 10 Conservatory
  13. 11 South Lawn
  14. 12 Scenic Vista and Ha-Ha Wall
  1. Audio tour Summary

    Welcome to Rockwood Mansion and Gardens. 

    The original owner of Rockwood Mansion was Joseph B. Shipley.  One of ten children, Shipley was born to a prominent Quaker family of Wilmington, Delaware.  After receiving an education, Shipley pursued a banking career instead of joining his family’s milling business.  Eventually, he became a successful merchant banker in Liverpool, England and the firm of Brown, Shipley & Co. remains a private investment bank in London today.

                Construction began on September 11, 1851 and by 1854, the Rural Gothic Revival styled manor, English styled gardens, Carriage House, Gardener’s cottage and Porter’s lodge was completed.

                 

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  • Krystal V

    5 out of 5 rating 06-11-2017

    We loved this app. We love how it made the tour a little more exciting. Loved how it' allows you to move at your own pace. It was very resourceful.

  • Ratana

    5 out of 5 rating 06-10-2017

    I love the map with the locations and numbers to provide the order of the tour. The thumbnails of the pictures in the corner help provide good visuals for the audio. Love it!

  • Marie

    5 out of 5 rating 06-08-2017

    This is easy to use and very resourceful. It made learning fun and easy!

  • Egle

    5 out of 5 rating 06-08-2017

    Great tour! Enjoyed learning about the grounds of this beautiful property. Looking for the areas highlighted in the tour was a fun scavenger hunt. Kept the little ones in our group entertained for sure!

  • Claire

    5 out of 5 rating 06-05-2017

    Great audio tour. I appreciate that it allows visitors to go at their own pace.