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Address: 881 Rockford Road, Lancaster, PA 17602
Phone Number: +1 717-392-7223
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Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Rock Ford Plantation is the 18th Century mansion and estate of...

Rock Ford Plantation is the 18th Century mansion and estate of Revolutionary War General Edward Hand, who served as Adjutant to George Washington. Built circa 1794, over 90% of the original historic fabric of the house, including shutters, woodwork, floors and glass, is intact. During the guided tour of the mansion, visitors will learn about Edward Hand's personal and military history as well as the background of the mansion and the artifacts contained therein. Rock Ford Plantation is open for guided tours from 11 am to 3 pm on Wednesdays through Sundays from April through October. The mansion is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Admission: $8 Adults; $7 Seniors (65+); $6 Children (6-12) and Free for Children Under 6.

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Very well done restoration of a special time and place in Lancaster County. A typical wealthy man's home of the 1700s.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Very well done restoration of a special time and place in Lancaster County. A typical wealthy man's home of the 1700s.

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Nancy B, Assistant to the Director at Rock Ford Plantation, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent Trip Advisor review from your visit with us earlier in 2015. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your visit to Rock Ford. We hope that you also enjoyed learning about General Edward Hand's military service as Adjutant General to George Washington during the American Revolution and his life after the War when he... More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We attended the Sleepy Hollow Horsemen s Ball. What a Great Time we had. The DJ was Awesome. The Food was delicious. The OPEN BAR was great too. We had a Table full of Adult Family Members and they can not wait to go again next year.

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Nancy B, Assistant to the Director at Rock Ford Plantation, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent Trip Advisor review of Rock Ford Plantation, specifically our Headless Horseman's Ball fundraising event. We are glad that you enjoyed this evening and sincerely hope that you can attend next year's event as well as other special events or tours throughout the year. More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Great time of year to snag tickets for their Halloween reinactment! Just supper! A "Must do this year "

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Nancy B, Assistant to the Director at Rock Ford Plantation, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of Rock Ford Plantation's special event, "Sleepy Hollow: The Legend Returns to Rock Ford." We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed the production and sincerely hope that you will consider coming back to Rock Ford for one of our other special events held throughout the year. More 

Marlton, New Jersey
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121 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Beautiful park with a barn and the historial house. The staff is great and the grounds are beautiful. The staff dresses in colonial outfits and have great knowledge of the property.

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Nancy B, Assistant to the Director at Rock Ford Plantation, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your recent review of Rock Ford Plantation on Trip Advisor. We enjoyed your enthusiastic review and are very pleased to hear that you had a wonderful experience at our historic site. More 

Mayer, Minnesota
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

First off, the male docent was extremely well versed in the history of the house, it's inhabitants & the Lancaster area. He gave a load of information, but it wasn't boring by any means. The house is located in the middle of a very pleasant park.

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Nancy B, Assistant to the Director at Rock Ford Plantation, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of Rock Ford Plantation. We appreciate your comments regarding the docent who conducted your tour and were pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. Welcome back anytime! More 

Toledo, Ohio
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23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We were the first tour of the morning. Without a GPS, I don't know if we would have found this treasure. It is tucked way back in a very large park. Clean pota potties are available in the parking lot. A small gift shop is at the end of the tour. Great antique pieces that aren't generally seen. Loved the... More 

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Nancy B, Assistant to the Director at Rock Ford Plantation, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your visit to Rock Ford Plantation. Although Rock Ford seems very remote, we are only located minutes away from downtown Lancaster. That is one of the things that makes our bucolic location very special! We greatly appreciate your comments regarding the knowledge of the docent who conducted your tour as well as your sharing... More 

Chevy Chase, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We were bound for Lancaster to attend an evening performance at American Musical Theater, but left home early to spend the midmorning at Rock Ford plantation. Living below the Mason Dixon Line, we have had a good bit of experience visiting southern plantations, and were drawn to Rock Ford in part to satisfy our curiosity about a plantation so deep... More 

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Nancy B, Assistant to the Director at Rock Ford Plantation, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your recent review of Rock Ford Plantation. We appreciate the thoroughness of your review and the wonderful photos that you included from your visit. We were glad to hear that you had an enjoyable experience during your time at the home of General Edward Hand. More 

Medford, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Interesting house/ plantation tour. Enjoyed the beautiful & expansive grounds.If you like history, you'll love this tour. One room was left untouched from the state it was in when renovations began in 1956. Very interesting to see that.

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Nancy B, Assistant to the Director at Rock Ford Plantation, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of Rock Ford Plantation. We appreciate your comments regarding your tour of the mansion and sincerely hope that you will consider visiting again, perhaps to one of our special events held throughout the year. More 

New York City, New York
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We were looking for something to do before leaving our weekend Lancaster trip. We found out the Rock Ford Plantation was open on Sunday so we went. It was a very nice experience. We basically had a private tour with an excellent tour guide. She was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The house was lovely with tuns of history. It is... More 

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Nancy B, Assistant to the Director at Rock Ford Plantation, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of Rock Ford Plantation. We appreciate your thoughtful comments and kind compliments regarding the docent who conducted your tour of the museum. We hope that you will visit again, perhaps for one of our special events held throughout the year. More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Rock Ford Plantation includes the home of Revolutionary war General Edward Hand. Tours or the furnished house are available. The grounds are extensive. They offer an event barn, perfect for weddings and other receptions. There are volunteer opportunities available. It is located on the southern edge of Lancaster city, in the central park.

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Nancy B, Assistant to the Director at Rock Ford Plantation, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of Rock Ford Plantation. We were grateful to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our historic house museum and sincerely hope that you will consider attending one of our special events held throughout the year. More 

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