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.

For the 2018 season, Rock Ford is open for tours from April 3 through October 31.

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18th Century Yuletide

"/December 26, 27 and 28

For information on our annual Yuletide tours, please click here.

Marionettes in the Mansion

December 30 and 31

A fun, whimsical and touching celebration of the life and times of Edward Hand!

For details, please click here.



Weddings at Rock Ford

Make your wedding or special event an historic occasion! Our 18th Century barn and grounds are available for rental. For more information, please click here.

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We are grateful for the generous support of our 2018 Season Sponsors:

Lead Sponsors: Thomas G. Englert, Willis and Elsie Shenk Foundation, and The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission


Supporting Sponsors: Brubaker Connaughton Goss & Lucarelli, LLC, Clermont Wealth Strategies,

Fulton Financial Advisors, and Rhoads Energy Corporation

Rock Ford wishes to thank the Lancaster County Community Foundation for a grant from the John J. Snyder, Jr. Fund

to repair and restore the original wood shutters on the front of the Rock Ford mansion. 

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