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.

The 6th Annual Headless Horseman’s Ball


Saturday October 24, 2015
6:30 pm to Midnight
Rock Ford's largest fundraising event of the year! The Ball is a gala costumes-optional evening in the Barn and nearby Event Tent, featuring DJ music and dancing, a sumptuous catered buffet dinner and a silent auction of exquisite items and experiences. Plus, this year, actors from our "Sleepy Hollow" production will be reprising their roles and mingling with guests!  RSVP Deadline October 16. Reservations are required, so don’t delay!


Weddings at Rock Ford


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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.

Sleepy Hollow: The Legend Returns to Rock Ford

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Follow Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones and the Van Tassels by candlelight from room-to-room as they transport guests to the Van Tassels' home, and weave a tale based upon the legend of the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow. This interactive 45-minute play previously performed to sold-out audiences, so get your tickets early!

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