Delaware Nature July 10, 2019
Climb To The Top Of A 118-Year Old Tower For The Most Breathtaking Views In Delaware
Delaware is full of cool things to do, despite our reputation for being a “drive-through state” or a “beach vacation only state”. When you’re trying to find a cool place to spend a day, consider Rockford Park, where you can climb Rockford Tower and feel like a part of the First State’s history.
Rockford Tower is an iconic part of Wilmington's landscape, but did you know you can climb right up to the top?
This 75-foot tall stone tower was built in 1901, making it one of the oldest structures still standing in the state.
Here's what the view looked like shortly after the tower was completed! 1900s Wilmington looks a lot different than the city we know today.
Rockford Park surrounds the tower, and throughout the year it hosts celebrations, like the Wilmington Flower Market and New Castle Ice Cream Festival. The iconic tower watches over Delawareans enjoying one of our Wilmington State Parks.
Rockford Tower is open every Sunday afternoon, starting at 1 p.m., to allow the public to climb to the top and take in the view.
In the fall, the rolling hills of the Brandywine Valley are best viewed from nearly 100 feet up!
Occasionally, the tower is open at night for stargazing and astronomy events thanks to Delaware State Parks. You can't beat this unforgettable view of the city and valley.
You can find out more information about climbing Rockford Tower on Sundays, or the New Moon and Full Moon evening programs on the
Delaware State Parks website, here.
Address: 2629 West 19th Street, Wilmington, DE, 19806
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