Welcome to Rock Ford Plantation, the 18th Century home of Revolutionary War General Edward Hand. Rock Ford is a unique example of architectural survival. Over 90% of the historic fabric of the original house, including shutters, woodwork, glass, and floors is intact.

Today, Rock Ford Plantation is comprised of 33 acres at the southeastern edge of Lancaster City surrounded by Lancaster County Central Park. However, the Rock Ford Foundation is a private, non-profit foundation which is not affiliated with the Lancaster County Park system. The house 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 remains remarkably preserved and essentially unchanged architecturally from the 18th Century. Rock Ford Plantation offers visitors an authentic example of refined country living as it existed during the early years of the Republic.

Support Rock Ford Plantation during the Extraordinary Give on November 20, 2015!  

Donations made during the Extraordinary Give will be credited as

memberships in the Rock Ford Foundation for the 2015-16 Membership Campaign.  

Click here to donate to Rock Ford!




Fezziwig’s Ball

FEZZIWIGS WEBSITE IMAGESaturday, December 12, 2015
6 pm to 10 pm

Travel back in time to the turn of the 18th Century as we set a festive Yuletide scene reminiscent of Fezziwig's Ball from Dickens' classic tale! RSVP Deadline Friday, December 4. Reservations are required for this event.

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.

Yuletide Tours

Candlelight Tours: 

December 26-28, 4 pm to 8 pm

Daylight Tours: December 29

11 am to 3 pm

Step back in time to when Christmas Day marked the beginning of the season! Learn about 18th Century Yuletide traditions and customs. Bring your friends and family to this popular annual event! No reservations necessary! 

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