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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School Tours

school-tour-photoRock Ford Plantation is your students' door to the 18th Century ... Discover History "First Hand!"

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Group Tours

group-tour-photoGroup Tours of the Rock Ford mansion may be scheduled year-round.  For more information about scheduling a Group Tour, please click here.

 

Weddings at Rock Ford

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

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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.

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

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