Historic Rock Ford is closed to the public on Mondays. We will be closed on Sunday, July 4, 2021.
June 2, 2021: In recognition of greatly increased levels of vaccination and evolving public health guidelines, Historic Rock Ford is no longer requiring visitors and guides who have been fully vaccinated to wear masks during guided tours of the General Edward Hand Mansion or during visits to the Snyder Gallery. We respectfully request that visitors and guides who have not yet been fully vaccinated please continue to wear masks. All visitors and guides who are more comfortable continuing to wear masks are of course welcome to do so.
This policy is subject to change subject to Pennsylvania health guidelines. Please check the Historic Rock Ford website for further updates.
Guided tours of the General Edward Hand Mansion are limited to a maximum of 15 guests per tour. Mansion tours are approximately 45-60 minutes in length.
All visitors must purchase their tickets in advance through Yapsody. If you require assistance with the online admissions process, please call the Rock Ford Office at 717-392-7223 between the hours of 9:30 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday.
Guided tours of the General Edward Hand Mansion are available at 10 am, 12 pm and 2 pm.
Your ticket also includes admission to the John J. Snyder, Jr. Gallery of Early Lancaster County Decorative Arts located on the second floor of the Rock Ford Barn with entry through the Ann B. Barshinger Welcome Center. Guests may visit the Snyder Gallery before and/or after their scheduled house tour time. We recommend that guests allow approximately 30-45 minutes for their self-guided visit to the Snyder Gallery. Guests must be present on the piazza of the mansion at their scheduled house tour time. If you arrive after your tour start time, please report directly to the piazza door of the mansion to join the tour in progress. If you are more than 15 minutes late, you will need to reschedule. Please call the Office at 717-392-7223. The Snyder Gallery is open 10 am to 4 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. On Saturdays, the Snyder Gallery closes at 3 pm. For guests booking the 2 pm guided mansion tour on Saturdays, please visit the Snyder Gallery BEFORE your mansion house tour.
Tour Admission Rates for John J. Snyder, Jr. Gallery of Early Lancaster County Decorative Arts and Guided Mansion Tour of the Rock Ford mansion:
$15: Adult admission for both Gallery and guided house tour
$13: Senior (65+) admission for both Gallery and guided house tour
$12: Youth (6-17) admission for both Gallery and guided house tour
Free for children 5 years and under
We ask that visitors to Historic Rock Ford please park in the parking lot at the main entrance. However, several handicapped parking spaces are available at the Snyder Gallery and adjacent to the brick walk entrance to the General Edward Hand mansion.
The General Edward Hand Mansion has stairs. The first floor and lower level are wheelchair accessible. Our museum shop is located on the lower level of the mansion.
Public restrooms are available in the Ann B. Barshinger Welcome Center. The General Edward Hand Mansion does not have public restrooms.
Special arrangements must be made for Group Tours of 20 or more visitors. Please check the “Group Tours” page of our website for further details.