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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The 7th Annual Headless Horseman’s Ball


Rock Ford's annual fundraising event!  The reservation period for this event is now closed.  

Closing Date for 2016 Tour Season

closing-date-photoSunday, October 30

The final day of our 2016 Regular Tour Season is Sunday, October 30.  The mansion will be open from 10 am to 3 pm with guided tours beginning on the hour. 

The Extraordinary Give


The Extraordinary Give is Lancaster County's largest day of on-line giving! Support Rock Ford Plantation during this event, and all donations over $50 will be treated as a membership in the Rock Ford Foundation!  In addition, Rock Ford will be participating in the "Movers & Shapers Soiree" with several other local charities.  Click here for more information.

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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.


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


Support Rock Ford Plantation during the 2016 Extraordinary Give!  


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