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Step back to a time when Christmas Day was only the beginning of the season! Learn about 18th-century Yuletide traditions and customs. Bring your friends, family, and guests to celebrate the season during this popular annual event!

Yuletide Tours are conducted like an “Open House.” Visitors may arrive anytime between opening and 45 minutes prior to closing and tour the mansion at their own pace.

$10 adults, $8 seniors (65+) and youth 6-17, and free for children 5 and under.

Celebrate a Colonial Christmas in the Rock Ford Barn!

This event is geared toward children ages 4 and up. Activities include listening to a story, decorating a homemade gingerbread cookie, playing games and making a simple craft. Apple cider, water, pretzels and gingerbread cookies will be served.

All children must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult.

This event will be held in the Barn.

Reservations required.

$2 per person

Reservations may be made by clicking here.

A joint production with the Lancaster Marionette Theatre, this approximately one-hour show will be staged in the mansion and will be a fun, whimsical and touching celebration of the life and times of General Edward Hand and his family featuring the talents of “Man of the Theatre” Robert Brock. The Unrestored Room on the second floor of Rock Ford will be transformed into a theatre, complete with lighting and seating, and additional rooms will be open and lit theatrically. See and experience Rock Ford like you’ve never seen it before!

This event is geared towards teens and adults and not suitable for younger children.

All proceeds benefit educational programming at Rock Ford and at the Lancaster Marionette Theatre.

For complete details and to make reservations, please click here.

Step back in time for a fun-filled afternoon of Colonial-inspired Christmas activities featuring take-home crafts and holiday treats! This program is geared for Grades 2-5. Children must be accompanied by an adult (no younger siblings, please). This event will be held in the Rock Ford Barn.

Cost: $12 per child

Reservation deadline: Wednesday, November 22.

Please note that the maximum number of children for this event is 25. If the maximum is reached before the deadline, reservations will close prior to November 22.

For reservations, please call the Rock Ford office at 717-392-7223 (Monday-Friday from 10 AM to 4 PM).