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Rock Ford Plantation

881 Rockford Rd, Lancaster, PA 17602-1225
+1 717-392-7223
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Wonderful tour

Visited for the Open House Tour on Saturday. We have driven by many times and finally did a tour... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
M8098VZdonnah
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
A gem in my own backyard

I finally took the tour of this beautiful Colonial home five minutes from my own home, thanks to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Annette W
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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, 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.
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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881 Rockford Rd, Lancaster, PA 17602-1225
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Annette W
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Nancy B, Assistant to the Director at Rock Ford Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 30 October 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 1 November 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

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Reviewed 16 October 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 18 October 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

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Reviewed 13 October 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 16 October 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!

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Reviewed 24 September 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 3 October 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!

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Reviewed 22 September 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 25 September 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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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Lovely old plantation house that was restored according to original designs. Knowledgeable tour guide. Tour took about an hour. $8.00 for adult - not sure the price for children.More

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Nancy B, Assistant to the Director at Rock Ford Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you for your review of Rock Ford Plantation. We were glad to learn that you enjoyed your visit to our historic site and appreciated your comments regarding your docent's knowledge of the tour. The admission for children (ages 6-12) is $6 and free for...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

My parents and I were in the area and looking for something to do for a couple of hours before our train departed from Lancaster and this was the perfect thing! The Rock Ford Plantation is very close to downtown Lancaster but still has a...More

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Nancy B, Assistant to the Director at Rock Ford Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank you for your very thorough review of Rock Ford Plantation! We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit, especially your comments about exploring the grounds and your tour experience with your docent Hunter. We appreciate your comments regarding Hunter's knowledge and have...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

We arrived just before the 2pm tour only to spot deer and ground hogs eating fallen apples in the meadow. The docent was very well informed and gave a introduction talk on Edward Hand, adjutant general to George Washington and the family. As we visited...More

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Nancy B, Assistant to the Director at Rock Ford Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank you for your recent thoughtful review of Rock Ford Plantation. We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our historic site. We appreciate your comments regarding your docent's depth of knowledge regarding Edward Hand and the interpretation of the house and...More

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Geanine
6 July 2015|
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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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