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March 2018

Volunteer Recruitment Event

March 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Do you enjoy talking to people? Do you have a love of history? Are you interested in volunteering for a non-profit organization? If so, Rock Ford wants to meet you! We are currently seeking tour guides (docents) to conduct house tours during our tour season. We will be hosting a Volunteer Recruitment Event beginning with an introduction to be held in the Barn at 1 pm. If you are interested in participating in this recruitment event, please call our office…

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April 2018

Opening Day of 2018 Tour Season

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

The Rock Ford mansion opens for its 2018 Tour Season! The mansion will be open for tours from Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with guided tours on the hour.

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Neighborhood Open House

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

  Rock Ford is located in the southeast corner of Lancaster City, which has the distinction of being not only one of the oldest and most historic parts of the City (with several homes dating back to the mid-1700's) but also, today, one of its most ethnically diverse. In an effort to reach out and connect with our neighbors, Rock Ford will be offering free guided tours of the mansion - including two tours conducted in Spanish at 12 noon…

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Children’s Event: Tea with Kitty Hand

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Details will follow on this children's event to be held in the Rock Ford Barn. This event is recommended for ages 7 and up.

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May 2018

May Fair at Rock Ford

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us for this traditional celebration of the arrival of Spring with period dancing around the Maypole, games, music, open hearth cooking demonstrations, guided tours of the mansion (see below), and more. All outdoor activities are free and open to the public and also weather permitting. Guided tours of the mansion will be on the hour from 10 am until 3 pm. There is an admission charge to tour the mansion. No reservations required.  $8 Adults, $7 Seniors (65+), $6 Children 6 to 12 and…

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Lecture Series: “Rescuing the Revolution” by David Price

May 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us as David Price presents a lecture based on his book, "Rescuing the Revolution." The victories achieved by the American cause during the events from December 25, 1776 to January 3, 1777 in the war for independence from Great Britain were the product of bold and imaginative leadership on the part of George Washington and his fellow generals, miscalculation by the enemy, and the fortuitous effects of weather as it related to the movement of troops and battlefield conditions. But…

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December 2018

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 as beautiful music fills the air. 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 4 pm to 7:30 pm (due to closing at 8 pm) and tour the mansion at their own pace. $10 adults, $8 seniors (65+)…

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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 as beautiful music fills the air. 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 4 pm to 7:30 pm (due to closing at 8 pm) and tour the mansion at their own pace. $10 adults, $8 seniors (65+)…

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Yuletide Daylight Tours

December 28 @ 10:00 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 as beautiful music fills the air. 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 10 am and 2:30 pm (due to closing at 3 pm) and tour the mansion at their own pace. $10 adults, $8 seniors (65+)…

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