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.

 

For information on our hours of operation, tour times and admission rates, please click here.

 

To receive information on upcoming events at Rock Ford Plantation, please click here to sign up!

Children’s Event: Spy for Washington!

SPY EVENT PHOTOSunday, September 18

Prepare to be drafted into George Washington’s secret ring of spies during our new children's event, Spy for Washington!  Click here for more information.

Sleepy Hollow: The Legend Comes to Rock Ford

SLEEPY HOLLOW PHOTO

Based upon Washington Irving's classic tale The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, this original 45-minute play is performed in the candlelit rooms on the first floor of the Rock Ford mansion. Tickets are limited to 20 per performance. Visit All Upcoming Events for a complete list of performance dates and times.  Tickets on sale beginning September 1.

The 7th Annual Headless Horseman’s Ball

HEADLESS HORSEMAN PHOTOSaturday, October 29

Rock Ford's annual fundraising event!  Held in the Barn with dining in the Special Event Tent, this gala evening features a catered menu, complimentary libations bar, dance music and an auction of goods and experiences to benefit Rock Ford. Click here for more information.

Latest Instagram Photos

Certificate of Excellence Logo

Thank you to Mr. Thomas Englert and The Steinman Foundation as Lead Sponsors of our 2016 Season.

STEINMAN LOGO

Thank you to the Richard S. and Ann B. Barshinger Foundation and Rhoads Energy Corporation as Supporting Sponsors of our 2016 Season.

RHOADS ENERGY LOGO

For more information on Historic Downtown Lancaster, please click here!