Historic Rock Ford was the home of General Edward Hand and his family as well as enslaved and free servants and laborers. Edward Hand was Adjutant General to George Washington during the American Revolution. Today, Historic Rock Ford is comprised of 33 acres at the southeastern edge of Lancaster City surrounded by Lancaster County Central Park. It offers guided tours of the elegantly furnished rooms of the circa 1794 Hand Mansion as well as the opportunity to visit the newly opened John J. Snyder, Jr. Gallery of Early Lancaster County Decorative Arts which is housed in a re-constructed 18th century bank barn. Historic Rock Ford offers visitors a peaceful enclave for lovers of history, art and nature just inside the boundaries of Lancaster City.

2022 Special Exhibit in the Snyder Gallery: Long Rifles of the American Revolution: How Lancaster County Craftsmen Helped Win the War. This Special Exhibit runs from June 1 to October 30, 2022. Admission to this Special Exhibit is included with tickets for guided tours of the Hand Mansion or an “exhibit only” ticket may be purchased through our ticketing link on Yapsody. Visit our website to learn more about this Special Exhibit.

2022 Tour Season: April 1 to October 31, 2022.

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Historic Rock Ford
881 Rockford Road
Lancaster, PA 17602