Rock Ford Plantation, the preserved 18th Century home of Edward Hand who served as Adjutant General to George Washington during the American Revolution, 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.




George Washington’s Birthday Party

GEORGE WASHINGTONSunday, February 21

2 - 4 pm

Celebrate our first President’s birthday with this party in the Rock Ford Barn geared toward children ages 5-8, featuring an appearance by “George Washington,” craft activities and birthday cake and ice cream. Click here for more information!

Weddings at Rock Ford

WeddingsButtonMake your wedding or special event an historic occasion!

The restored 18th Century barn and grounds at Rock Ford Plantation are available for your special occasion, mid-week office meeting and private parties. Click here to learn more.

Opening Day

OPENING DAYFriday, April 1

11 am - 3 pm 

Spring has arrived! The Rock Ford mansion is open to greet visitors for the start of our 2016 Tour Season! Our tour hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 11 am - 3 pm with tours beginning on the hour.

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