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Rock Ford Plantation

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

Very enjoyable and informative tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and nice. The house was in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
stephanie m
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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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Lovely

Lovely Georgian style country mansion. Charles, our tour guide, was very knowlegable... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Charles S
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New York City, New York
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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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881 Rockford Rd, Lancaster, PA 17602-1225
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Reviewed yesterday 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

Thank stephanie m
Reviewed 3 days ago 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.

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Lori M
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 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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place came recommended by Lisa in the Visitors Center and we are glad we took her suggestion. The setting and the grounds is very nice, located adjacent to Park and just up the road from the Cumberland River. We had a great docent in...More

Thank tank1050
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 appreciate your sharing that you learned about our historic site through the downtown Lancaster Visitors Center. We also appreciated your comments regarding your docent's knowledge of Edward Hand and the history and contents of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I who try to do a history vacation each summer decided to add this on our list while visiting the Lancaster area. We really enjoyed our tour of the house which was given by Donald our tour guide. Donald who was very...More

Thank Lisa B
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 appreciate your comments regarding your tour with your docent Donald. He is indeed very knowledgeable about the site, and his tours are filled with many details regarding Edward Hand and the architecture and contents...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Awesome, well preserved property! Such a historical place! Amazing to see this home built in the 1790's. Glad that people saved this treasure!More

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

Thank you for your recent review of Rock Ford! We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your kind comments regarding our historic site. We are grateful for all of the people who have worked so diligently throughout the...More

Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

This is definitely a hidden gem in Lancaster. My teenage daughters and I had a day trip to enjoy while my son enjoyed the many train related offerings of Lancaster. Debbie and Sarah were wonderful tour guides full of information and great stories. They took...More

Thank MartySchlenker
Nancy B, Assistant to the Director at Rock Ford Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thank you for your recent Trip Advisor review of Rock Ford. We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed your tour and appreciated your kind words regarding your experiences with your guides, Debbie and Sarah, and their knowledge of Rock Ford's history and its artifacts....More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

If you are interested in colonial history, this historical house owned by one of George Washington's aides is a nice side visit. It's not Williamsburg, however, so don't expect a lot of reenactors etc.More

Thank D K
Nancy B, Assistant to the Director at Rock Ford Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you for your recent review of Rock Ford. We were happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour of the home of General Edward Hand. Since you are from the Lancaster area and expressed interest in experiences involving costumed interpreters, we encourage you to...More

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Geanine
7 July 2015|
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Response from Nancy B | Property representative |
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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