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.
The Rock Ford mansion is open for tours from April 1 through October 31.
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Children’s Event: Colonial Christmas
Join us for this new children's event for the holiday season! For details, please click here.
18th Century Yuletide Tours
December 26, 27 and 28 from 4 PM to 8 PM
December 29 from 10 AM to 3 PM