Historic Rock Ford, Lancaster

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Historic Rock Ford or the General Edward Hand House is an historic house in southeastern Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Although the property is surrounded by Lancaster County Central Park, it is privately owned and operated by the Rock Ford Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 21, 1976. Edward Hand was an adjutant general to George Washington during the American Revolutionary War.

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  • Tom our tour guide did a nice job explaining the history of the family and house. Very interesting and scenic. Took about one hour. Worth a visit if you like history and in the area. Have to book...  more »
  • If you are a history buff the house and furnishings are fascinating. They have done an excellent job of restoration and have even left one room unrestored for comparison. The docent was very...  more »
  • My wife and I recently had our wedding here, and it could not have gone more perfectly. I would recommend Rockford Plantation for any type of event. Meagan was amazing to work with. And the venue itself is a beautiful setting that provided us with the perfect spot for a perfect night!
  • This is a wonderful place! We had a great tour guide that really seemed to know her stuff and took the time with each person that a question. Loved it!

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