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March 2020

Children’s Event: Irish Story Time in the Barn

March 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$5.00

In celebration of General Edward Hand's Irish heritage, Rock ford will be hosting Irish Story Time in the Barn. This family-friendly event, designed for children of all ages, will be held on Sunday, March 15, 2020 beginning at 2:00 PM in the Rock Ford Barn. During this approximately one-hour long event, children and their families will enjoy an Irish-themed story time, games, a craft and a yummy treat. Reservations are required and are limited to a maximum of 50 people.…

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Volunteer Tour Guide Recruitment Event

March 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Rock Ford will be hosting a Volunteer Tour Guide Recruitment Event to seek tour guides for its upcoming tour season. The event will begin with an information session in the Rock Ford Barn, followed by a brief guided tour of the mansion. Interested persons should confirm their attendance prior to March 19 by calling the Rock Ford office at 717-392-7223 or emailing office@rockfordplantation.org.  Volunteer tour guides translate the past into the present and make Rock Ford’s past real for museum…

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April 2020

Opening Day of 2020 Tour Season

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Rock Ford mansion opens for its 2020 regular tour season. Guided tours of the mansion will be offered from 10 am to 3 pm. All tours begin promptly on the hour.

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May 2020

It’s Tea Time!

May 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

In letters written home to his wife Katherine while serving in the Revolutionary War, General Edward Hand would address her as “My Dearest Kitty.” Later, as the mistress of Rock Ford, Kitty Hand hosted many elegant teas for family and friends. During Rock Ford’s family friendly event “It’s Tea Time,” Kitty Hand will welcome guests to an afternoon of tea and sweets. Guests will also learn about historical fashion during a mini fashion show and talk and enjoy activities, games…

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October 2020

Children’s Event: Halloween Stories in the Barn

October 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for Halloween stories for families in the Barn. Details coming soon!

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December 2020

Children’s Event: Colonial Story Time in the Barn

December 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a Colonial-themed story time in the Barn. Details will be posted at a later date.

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Yuletide Candlelight Tours

December 26 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Step back to a time when Christmas Day was only the beginning of the season! Learn about 18th-century Yuletide traditions and customs. Bring your friends, family, and guests to celebrate the season during this popular annual event! Yuletide Tours are conducted like an “Open House.” Visitors may arrive anytime between opening and 45  minutes prior to closing and tour the mansion at their own pace. $10 adults, $8 seniors (65+) and youth 6-17, and free for children 5 and under.…

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Yuletide Candlelight Tours

December 27 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Step back to a time when Christmas Day was only the beginning of the season! Learn about 18th-century Yuletide traditions and customs. Bring your friends, family, and guests to celebrate the season during this popular annual event! Yuletide Tours are conducted like an “Open House.” Visitors may arrive anytime between opening and 45 minutes prior to closing and tour the mansion at their own pace. $10 adults, $8 seniors (65+) and youth 6-17, and free for children 5 and under.

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Yuletide Daylight Tours

December 28 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Journey back to a time when Christmas Day was only the beginning of the season! Learn about 18th-century Yuletide traditions and customs. Bring your friends, family, and guests to celebrate the season during this popular annual event! Yuletide Tours are conducted like an “Open House.” Visitors may arrive anytime between opening and 45 minutes prior to closing and tour the mansion at their own pace. $10 adults, $8 seniors (65+) and youth 6-17, and free for children 5 and under.…

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