Christmas at Rockwood

DAYTRIPPING

December 02, 1990

Rockwood Museum in Wilmington is open for holiday tours through Dec. 29. Situated on 70 acres, this 19th century country estate includes a manor house, conservatory, porter's lodge, gardener's cottage, carriage house and outbuildings. The manor will be decorated for a turn-of-the-century Christmas with a traditional tree trimmed in paper and glass ornaments, plants and arrangement of the period in the conservatory, seasonal greens.

A Christmas program is scheduled there Thursday to next Sunday. Costumed actors will portray the Bringhurst family members and servants who lived at Rockwood around 1900 in a presentation, "A Christmas Play: An Evening With the Bringhurst Family." The program includes a candlelight tour of the manor followed by refreshments. Hours vary each evening and reservations are required. Tickets cost $8 for adults, $5 for those under 16.

The museum, at 610 Shipley Road in Wilmington (one mile from Exit 9 off Interstate 95), will be open throughout the holidays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Regular admission is $5 for adults, $4.50 for seniors and $2 for ages 5 to 16. For information, call (302) 571-7776.

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