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Rock Ford Plantation

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With a cast of actors that move from room to room telling a wonderful story of this historic site... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dogmom793
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
lovely old hitoric building

A great walk on a sunny day to this Lovely old building.it is well preserved and an interesting... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
slartymiec
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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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 1 week ago

With a cast of actors that move from room to room telling a wonderful story of this historic site, it’s well worth the tripMore

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Nancy B, Assistant to the Director at Rock Ford Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review of "Tales from the Caretakers" at Rock Ford. This original theatrical production about the haunted history of Rock Ford was well-received, and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed the play. If you would like to learn more about...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018

A great walk on a sunny day to this Lovely old building.it is well preserved and an interesting place to wander

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Nancy B, Assistant to the Director at Rock Ford Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thank you for your review of Rock Ford. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Please consider visiting us again for one of our special events held throughout the year.

Reviewed 17 September 2018

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 18 September 2018

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 14 September 2018 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 18 September 2018

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 28 August 2018 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 28 August 2018

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 26 August 2018 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 28 August 2018

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

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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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