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.

2023 Focus Exhibit in the Snyder Gallery: The Market Town & The Metropolis: 18th Century Lancaster and Its Artistic Connections to Philadelphia (runs until October 31, 2023). Admission is included with tickets for guided tours of the Hand Mansion. Visit our website to learn more about this Focus Exhibit:

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Historic Rock Ford
881 Rockford Road
Lancaster, PA 17602