Historic Rock Ford, Lancaster

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Historic 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.
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  • Tom our tour guide did a nice job explaining the history of the family and house. Very interesting and scenic. Took about one hour. Worth a visit if you like history and in the area. Have to book...  more »
  • If you are a history buff the house and furnishings are fascinating. They have done an excellent job of restoration and have even left one room unrestored for comparison. The docent was very...  more »
  • My wife and I recently had our wedding here, and it could not have gone more perfectly. I would recommend Rockford Plantation for any type of event. Meagan was amazing to work with. And the venue itself is a beautiful setting that provided us with the perfect spot for a perfect night!
  • This is a wonderful place! We had a great tour guide that really seemed to know her stuff and took the time with each person that a question. Loved it!
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