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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  • What a great experience! Our guide, Tom, was so knowledgeable and we learned so much about General Edward Hand, a key part of the American Revolution. We throughly enjoyed this beautiful property and....  more
    What a great experience! Our guide, Tom, was so knowledgeable and we learned so much about General Edward Hand, a key part of the American Revolution. We throughly enjoyed this beautiful property and....  more »
  • Great tour of this well-preserved historic home. Out tour guide was great and very knowledgeable. I definitely recommend. Book tickets online. 
    Great tour of this well-preserved historic home. Out tour guide was great and very knowledgeable. I definitely recommend. Book tickets online.  more »
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  • Visited mostly for the Revolutionary Long Rifle display in the barn. Well worth the admission! The barn also has a good display of Lancaster clocks and period furniture. Arrived late in the day so did not have time for the full tour.
  • The house was very well preserved and neat to see a home from the 1700s. The tour guide was fairly knowledgeable, but what she told us did not match what the plaques said in the property’s gallery next door.

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