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History of what once was

We enjoyed the tour and the house. We would have enjoyed more family history. Beautiful property... read more

Reviewed July 16, 2018
Amanda V
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Pomona, NY
Great time at Rock Ford

Our tour guide, Shelly, was very friendly and informative. Our family thoroughly enjoyed our time... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2018
bonnie t
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Sarasota, Florida
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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...more
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Reviewed July 16, 2018

We enjoyed the tour and the house. We would have enjoyed more family history. Beautiful property. Would have liked to see the top floor. Weddings can be held here!More

Thank Amanda V
Nancy B, Assistant to the Director at Rock Ford Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of Rock Ford. We encourage our visitors to ask questions of our volunteer docents so the docents can tailor tours to specific interests (such as the Hand family history). Regarding Rock Ford's third floor, while the layout is the same...More

Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

Our tour guide, Shelly, was very friendly and informative. Our family thoroughly enjoyed our time at Rock Ford. Beautifully restored home and property.

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Nancy B, Assistant to the Director at Rock Ford Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2018

Thank you very much for your review of Rock Ford. We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and have passed along your comments to your docent, Shelly.

Reviewed June 18, 2018

Although this not a grand historical site the lessons are apparent. The grounds are very well kept and the house has many tales to tell

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Nancy B, Assistant to the Director at Rock Ford Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

Thank you for your recent review of Rock Ford. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our time with us and would encourage you to return for one of our special events if you are able to do so.

Reviewed April 9, 2018

Visited for the Open House Tour on Saturday. We have driven by many times and finally did a tour. The docent we had was excellent and really knew her history. She gave a fantastic tour. We didn't feel rushed and she answered all questions, in...More

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Nancy B, Assistant to the Director at Rock Ford Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2018

Thank you for your review of Rock Ford Plantation. We were delighted to learn that you visited for the first time during "The Neighborhood Open House." Our museum welcomed many new local visitors during this special event, and the visiting fife and drum corps definitely...More

Reviewed April 7, 2018

I finally took the tour of this beautiful Colonial home five minutes from my own home, thanks to the Neighborhood Open House offer of a free tour today. Very knowledgeable and personable docent. It's like having a mini Williamsburg experience! At just $8 for adults,...More

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Nancy B, Assistant to the Director at Rock Ford Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Thank you very much for your recent review of Rock Ford Plantation. We were delighted to learn that you visited for the first time during our Neighborhood Open House! We look forward to having you visit again, perhaps for one of our many special events...More

Reviewed October 30, 2017

Participated in an adapted interactive theater portrayal of Sleepy Hollow! Masterfully written and professionally acted in an amazing setting. Well worth the time, money and drive. Laughed and enjoyed ourselves so much that we will be loyal visitors. Glad to know there is a group...More

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Nancy B, Assistant to the Director at Rock Ford Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2017

Thank you for your review of "Sleepy Hollow: The Legend Comes to Rock Ford." We were delighted to learn that you enjoyed this original production which has been a seasonal favorite at Rock Ford over the past several years. We are excited about new programming...More

Reviewed October 16, 2017

Tour guide was very knowledgeable and did a great job walking us through the house. Was a short tour but definitely worth the small fee they ask for. Beautiful piece of property and close to town. Def recommend.More

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Nancy B, Assistant to the Director at Rock Ford Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2017

Thank you for your recent Trip Advisor review of Rock Ford. We were glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour of the mansion. Depending upon which docent is conducting the tour, our tours are usually between 45-60 minutes in length. If you wish to...More

Reviewed October 13, 2017

Hannah did such a great job with our large group of nine taking the tour. She answered all of our questions and really made it an interesting experience. We highly recommend this to anyone visiting Lancaster!

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Nancy B, Assistant to the Director at Rock Ford Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2017

Thank you for your recent review of Rock Ford. We were delighted to hear your comments about Hannah's interaction with your group during your tour and have passed your remarks along to her. Welcome back anytime!

Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

Very enjoyable and informative tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and nice. The house was in amazing condition. You pay at the end of the tour. You wait on the back porch and the tours start on the hour. We used our gps and had...More

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Nancy B, Assistant to the Director at Rock Ford Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2017

Thank you for your recent review of Rock Ford Plantation. We were glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and the tour of General Edward Hand's stately home. Welcome back anytime!

Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

Lovely Georgian style country mansion. Charles, our tour guide, was very knowlegable. Apprechiated that one room was left untouched so you could get a real sense of how much work went into restoring the structure.More

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Nancy B, Assistant to the Director at Rock Ford Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2017

Thank you for your recent review of Rock Ford Plantation. We were pleased to learn that you enjoyed your tour and have passed along your comments to your docent, Charles. The "Unrestored Room" does indeed provide a fascinating glimpse into the history of Rock Ford....More

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Geanine
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Thank you for your question. Due to the age of the house, only the first floor of the mansion is wheelchair accessible. We do have a ramp that leads up to the porch on the side of the mansion. While there is a long brick... More
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