Rock Ford Plantation is the preserved 18th Century home of Edward Hand who served as Adjutant General to George Washington during the American Revolution. Today, Rock Ford is comprised of 33 acres at the southeastern edge of Lancaster City surrounded by Lancaster County Central Park. The mansion is on the National Register of Historic Places and is recorded in the Historic American Building Survey. Rock Ford is widely considered to be one of the most important examples of Georgian domestic architecture surviving in Pennsylvania and the most intact building predating 1800 in Lancaster County. The mansion’s elegant rooms are furnished with an outstanding collection of period furnishings and decorative arts. Rock Ford offers visitors an authentic example of refined country living as it existed during the early years of the Republic.

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Weddings at Rock Ford


Make your wedding or special event an historic occasion! Our 18th Century barn and grounds are available for rental.  For more information, click here.

Fezziwig’s Ball

"Saturday, December 10

6 pm to 10 pm

Join us in the Rock Ford Barn as we set the festive Yuletide scene of Fezziwig’s Ball from Dickens’ classic tale, A Christmas Carol!  This event is SOLD OUT!

Yuletide Tours

YULETIDE WEBSITE IMAGECandlelight Tours: December 26, 27 and 28

Daylight Tours: December 29

Step back in time to when Christmas Day was only the beginning of the season! For more information about these popular seasonal tours, please visit Upcoming Special Events.

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Thank you to The Richard S. and Ann B. Barshinger FoundationMr. Thomas Englert and

The Steinman Foundation as Lead Sponsors of our 2016 Season.


Thank you to Rhoads Energy Corporation as Supporting Sponsor of our 2016 Season.



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