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.




Lecture Series: “Charles Thomson”

CHARLES THOMSONThursday, April 28

5 pm - 6:30 pm
Bruce Gill, Executive Director of Harriton House, presents a lecture about Charles Thomson, a patriot leader during the American Revolution who served as the only Secretary of the Continental Congress during its existence.  Click here for more information.

Weddings at Rock Ford

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The restored 18th Century barn and grounds at Rock Ford Plantation are available for rental for special occasions, mid-week office meetings and retreats, and private parties. Click here for more information.

May Fair Celebration on Mother’s Day


Sunday, May 8

10 am - 3 pm 

Spend the day at our 2nd Annual May Fair Celebration with tours of the mansion, vendors, dancing around the Maypole and more. Click here for more information.

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