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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An 18th Century Independence Day
Sunday, July 3
10 am - 3 pm
General Edward Hand invites you to commemorate the birth of our nation's independence in the manner of the early American Republic! Click here for more information.
Weddings at Rock Ford
Make your special event an historic occasion!
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.
June 15, 22 and 29
July 6, 13, 20 and 27
August 3, 10 and 17
This free children's program is held on the above Wednesday mornings from 10 am to 11 am. Children will enjoy a story read by a Rock Ford volunteer while gathered on the porch of the mansion. Following the story, children will participate in a game or craft and partake of a light snack.