Rock Ford 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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Lecture: The Whiskey Boys & The Watermelon Army

Whiskey RebellionThursday, September 28

5 pm

What began as a protest over a tax on distilled spirits in 1791 grew into a rebellion by 1794. For details, please click here.


Sleepy Hollow: The Legend Comes to Rock Ford

Website VignetteThis seasonal favorite returns for a final year of performances! For a complete list of all performance dates and times, please click here!


Weddings at Rock Ford


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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We are grateful for the generous support of our 2017 Season Sponsors:

Lead Sponsors

Thomas G. Englert

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission


Supporting Sponsors

Rhoads Energy Corporation

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