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 2019 season, Rock Ford is open for guided tours from April 2 through October 31.
For information on our hours of operation, tour times and admission rates, please click here.
To receive information on upcoming events at Rock Ford, please click here to sign up!
The House That Hand Built
Saturday, April 6
A special program focusing on architecture, history and surveying geared to middle and high school students. For details, please click here.
It’s Tea Time
Sunday, April 7
This children's event features a delightful afternoon tea in the barn and other treats. For details, please click here.
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.