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Rock Ford Plantation

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A Surprise Gem in a Lancaster Park

I had visited Lancaster's Central Park before, but never ventured far enough to see Rock Ford... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Nprus
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Awesome site and guide

I think this is a great restoration of a very old home. The history is amazing and our tour guide I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tinwindow
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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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881 Rockford Rd, Lancaster, PA 17602-1225
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I had visited Lancaster's Central Park before, but never ventured far enough to see Rock Ford Plantation. What a gem hidden away here. The house belonged to General Edward Hand -- an Adjutant General to Washington during the American Revolution. (His job was to write...More

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Nancy B, Assistant to the Director at Rock Ford Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your wonderfully detailed review of Rock Ford Plantation. We were glad to learn that you enjoyed your recent tour of the mansion and appreciate your kind remarks as well the additional information that is helpful to anyone who is considering...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think this is a great restoration of a very old home. The history is amazing and our tour guide I believe Samuel was very knowledgeable. If your not into history this is not for you. If you appreciate history architecture and life in the...More

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Nancy B, Assistant to the Director at Rock Ford Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review of Rock Ford. We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed our tour and have passed along your comments to your docent. If you are in the area again, we invite you to consider attending one of our special events...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet and pastoral setting surrounds the Rock Ford estate.Built in the late 1700's.Our docent Hannah was very enthusiastic and made the place come alive.The tour of the house is 45 minutes. You can walk the grounds as well.Well worth a visit.8.00 entry fee for adults.More

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Nancy B, Assistant to the Director at Rock Ford Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of Rock Ford Plantation. We were pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and appreciate your comments regarding your docent Hannah. We have passed your remarks on to her. If you are in the area again, please consider visiting...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t know if it was our guide or the beautiful house and grounds, but this visit was wonderful. I learned a lot about someone of whom I had never heard. Thorough tour didn’t leave me wondering what was behind “that” door. Not expensive and...More

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Nancy B, Assistant to the Director at Rock Ford Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your recent review of Rock Ford Plantation. We were delighted to learn that you enjoyed your tour and appreciate your comments regarding the thoroughness of your docent's knowledge. We enjoy connecting with our visitors to further the "knowledge of the life and...More

Reviewed 17 July 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

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Nancy B, Assistant to the Director at Rock Ford Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 19 June 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 26 June 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 10 April 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 10 April 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 8 April 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 10 April 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 31 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 2 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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Geanine
7 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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