Student Group Tours at Rock Ford Plantation

Student Group Tours are by reservation only.

Please arrange your Student Group Tour by contacting

Student Group Tours must be booked at least two (2) weeks in advance. Please be prepared to provide the following information when making a reservation:

  • Desired date and time
  • Grade level or age of students
  • Number of students and adults
  • Contact person's name, address, telephone number and email address
  • Are you coordinating your visit with another museum?
  • Will you picnic on our grounds?

A confirmation letter will be emailed to you as soon as your reservation is processed.
Payment is requested on the day of the tour in the form of a check payable to "Rock Ford Foundation."  We also accept all major credit cards.
In addition to the House Tour, we also offer an interactive educational activity for elementary school students.
For Middle School or High School students, the house tour may be tailored to various study interests.


Parking: Free parking for your bus, van or car is provided in our parking lot. Vehicles may drive directly to the Barn to drop off students who have difficulty walking.

Cancellations: If you must cancel, please email rockfordmail@yahoo com or call the Rock Ford office at 717-392-7223 as soon as possible. We will arrange a new date at that time, if possible.

Late Policy: If your group arrives late, every effort will be made to accommodate your group. However, your program may need to be shortened so that the next group may begin on time.

Picnics at Rock Ford: Students are invited to enjoy their brown bag lunches on our grounds at no additional charge. However, all trash must be removed after your group has finished your lunch. For your convenience, a dumpster is located behind the Rock Ford Barn for disposal of your trash.