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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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Marionettes in the Mansion

December 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$20

A joint production with the Lancaster Marionette Theatre, this approximately one-hour show will be staged in the mansion and will be a fun, whimsical and touching celebration of the life and times of General Edward Hand and his family featuring the talents of "Man of the Theatre" Robert Brock. The Unrestored Room on the second floor of Rock Ford will be transformed into a theatre, complete with lighting and seating, and additional rooms will be open and lit theatrically. See…

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Marionettes in the Mansion

December 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$20

A joint production with the Lancaster Marionette Theatre, this approximately one-hour show will be staged in the mansion and will be a fun, whimsical and touching celebration of the life and times of General Edward Hand and his family featuring the talents of "Man of the Theatre" Robert Brock. The Unrestored Room on the second floor of Rock Ford will be transformed into a theatre, complete with lighting and seating, and additional rooms will be open and lit theatrically. See…

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Marionettes in the Mansion: New Year’s Eve Benefit Gala

December 31 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$100

Cocktail party, swag bag, sweets and savories and champagne toast! A joint production with the Lancaster Marionette Theatre, this approximately one-hour show will be staged in the mansion and will be a fun, whimsical and touching celebration of the life and times of General Edward Hand and his family featuring the talents of "Man of the Theatre" Robert Brock. The Unrestored Room on the second floor of Rock Ford will be transformed into a theatre, complete with lighting and seating,…

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January 2019

Celebrate Twelfth Night with Marionettes in the Mansion

January 6, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$20

A joint production with the Lancaster Marionette Theatre, this approximately one-hour show will be staged in the mansion and will be a fun, whimsical and touching celebration of the life and times of General Edward Hand and his family featuring the talents of "Man of the Theatre" Robert Brock. The Unrestored Room on the second floor of Rock Ford will be transformed into a theatre, complete with lighting and seating, and additional rooms will be open and lit theatrically. See…

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Children’s Event: Stories in the Barn

January 12, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This month’s Stories in the Barn will have a winter theme. The program will be held in the historic bank barn on the grounds of Rock Ford Plantation. Following the story, children will participate in a fun activity. Stories will relate to Early America. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. This is a pay-what-you-will event. Additional Stories in the Barn are planned for March 16, 2019, November 3, 2019 and December 7, 2019. Reservations are not required for…

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February 2019

Children’s Event: George Washington’s Birthday Party

February 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come celebrate George Washington's birthday at Rock Ford! This children’s event is for ages 4 through 10 years and will be held in the Rock Ford Barn.  Spend time learning about our nation's first President through crafts, games, stories and other activities. Special guest appearance by "George Washington!"  The children will sing "Happy Birthday" and enjoy cake and ice cream. Snow date: February 24 All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Additional information on reservations will be posted at…

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March 2019

Children’s Event: Stories in the Barn

March 16, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This month’s Stories in the Barn will have a St. Patrick's theme. The program will be held in the historic bank barn on the grounds of Rock Ford Plantation. Following the story, children will participate in a fun activity. Stories will relate to Early America. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. This is a pay-what-you-will event. Additional Stories in the Barn are planned for November 3, 2019 and December 7, 2019. Reservations are not required for this event.…

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