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Rock Ford Plantation


881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States




(717) 392-7223


http://www.rockfordplantation.org/

September 2016


Spy for Washington!

September 18, 2016 @ 11:00 am3:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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During this event, children and their families will be “drafted” into George Washington’s secret ring of spies. After the mission is given, children will collaborate with their co-conspirators to solve problems and participate in activities involving code words, secret letters, secret messages, cipher wheels, spy masks, bribing and other spy-related activities. At the completion of their mission, all participants will be rewarded with a cool, tasty treat. Advance registration is required by calling 717-392-7223 no later than September 14. Cost…

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October 2016


Sleepy Hollow: The Legend Comes to Rock Ford

October 6, 2016 @ 8:00 pm8:45 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

$15

During this original 45-minute immersive play, guests will follow Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, Katrina Van Tassel and Squire Van Tassel from room to room on the first floor of the candlelit Rock Ford mansion which will be transformed into the Van Tassel family home, scene of the autumn ball in Washington Irving’s classic tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Limited to 20 guests per show due to space considerations. $15 per person (recommended for children ages 12+) Reservations will be…

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Sleepy Hollow: The Legend Comes to Rock Ford

October 7, 2016 @ 7:00 pm7:45 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

$15

During this original 45-minute immersive play, guests will follow Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, Katrina Van Tassel and Squire Van Tassel from room to room on the first floor of the candlelit Rock Ford mansion which will be transformed into the Van Tassel family home, scene of the autumn ball in Washington Irving’s classic tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Limited to 20 guests per show due to space considerations. $15 per person (recommended for children ages 12+) Reservations will be…

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Sleepy Hollow: The Legend Comes to Rock Ford

October 7, 2016 @ 8:00 pm8:45 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

$15

During this original 45-minute immersive play, guests will follow Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, Katrina Van Tassel and Squire Van Tassel from room to room on the first floor of the candlelit Rock Ford mansion which will be transformed into the Van Tassel family home, scene of the autumn ball in Washington Irving’s classic tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Limited to 20 guests per show due to space considerations. $15 per person (recommended for children ages 12+) Reservations will be…

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Sleepy Hollow: The Legend Comes to Rock Ford

October 7, 2016 @ 9:00 pm9:45 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

$15

During this original 45-minute immersive play, guests will follow Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, Katrina Van Tassel and Squire Van Tassel from room to room on the first floor of the candlelit Rock Ford mansion which will be transformed into the Van Tassel family home, scene of the autumn ball in Washington Irving’s classic tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Limited to 20 guests per show due to space considerations. $15 per person (recommended for children ages 12+) Reservations will be…

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Sleepy Hollow: The Legend Comes to Rock Ford

October 13, 2016 @ 7:00 pm7:45 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

$15

During this original 45-minute immersive play, guests will follow Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, Katrina Van Tassel and Squire Van Tassel from room to room on the first floor of the candlelit Rock Ford mansion which will be transformed into the Van Tassel family home, scene of the autumn ball in Washington Irving’s classic tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Limited to 20 guests per show due to space considerations. $15 per person (recommended for children ages 12+) Reservations will be…

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Sleepy Hollow: The Legend Comes to Rock Ford

October 13, 2016 @ 8:00 pm8:45 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

$15

During this original 45-minute immersive play, guests will follow Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, Katrina Van Tassel and Squire Van Tassel from room to room on the first floor of the candlelit Rock Ford mansion which will be transformed into the Van Tassel family home, scene of the autumn ball in Washington Irving’s classic tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Limited to 20 guests per show due to space considerations. $15 per person (recommended for children ages 12+) Reservations will be…

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Sleepy Hollow: The Legend Comes to Rock Ford

October 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm7:45 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

$15

During this original 45-minute immersive play, guests will follow Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, Katrina Van Tassel and Squire Van Tassel from room to room on the first floor of the candlelit Rock Ford mansion which will be transformed into the Van Tassel family home, scene of the autumn ball in Washington Irving’s classic tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Limited to 20 guests per show due to space considerations. $15 per person (recommended for children ages 12+) Reservations will be…

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Sleepy Hollow: The Legend Comes to Rock Ford

October 14, 2016 @ 8:00 pm8:45 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

$15

During this original 45-minute immersive play, guests will follow Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, Katrina Van Tassel and Squire Van Tassel from room to room on the first floor of the candlelit Rock Ford mansion which will be transformed into the Van Tassel family home, scene of the autumn ball in Washington Irving’s classic tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Limited to 20 guests per show due to space considerations. $15 per person (recommended for children ages 12+) Reservations will be…

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Sleepy Hollow: The Legend Comes to Rock Ford

October 14, 2016 @ 9:00 pm9:45 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

$15

During this original 45-minute immersive play, guests will follow Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, Katrina Van Tassel and Squire Van Tassel from room to room on the first floor of the candlelit Rock Ford mansion which will be transformed into the Van Tassel family home, scene of the autumn ball in Washington Irving’s classic tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Limited to 20 guests per show due to space considerations. $15 per person (recommended for children ages 12+) Reservations will be…

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Sleepy Hollow: The Legend Comes to Rock Ford

October 20, 2016 @ 7:00 pm7:45 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

$15

During this original 45-minute immersive play, guests will follow Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, Katrina Van Tassel and Squire Van Tassel from room to room on the first floor of the candlelit Rock Ford mansion which will be transformed into the Van Tassel family home, scene of the autumn ball in Washington Irving’s classic tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Limited to 20 guests per show due to space considerations. $15 per person (recommended for children ages 12+) Reservations will be…

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Sleepy Hollow: The Legend Comes to Rock Ford

October 20, 2016 @ 8:00 pm8:45 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

$15

During this original 45-minute immersive play, guests will follow Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, Katrina Van Tassel and Squire Van Tassel from room to room on the first floor of the candlelit Rock Ford mansion which will be transformed into the Van Tassel family home, scene of the autumn ball in Washington Irving’s classic tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Limited to 20 guests per show due to space considerations. $15 per person (recommended for children ages 12+) Reservations will be…

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Sleepy Hollow: The Legend Comes to Rock Ford

October 21, 2016 @ 7:00 pm7:45 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

$15

During this original 45-minute immersive play, guests will follow Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, Katrina Van Tassel and Squire Van Tassel from room to room on the first floor of the candlelit Rock Ford mansion which will be transformed into the Van Tassel family home, scene of the autumn ball in Washington Irving’s classic tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Limited to 20 guests per show due to space considerations. $15 per person (recommended for children ages 12+) Reservations will be…

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Sleepy Hollow: The Legend Comes to Rock Ford

October 21, 2016 @ 8:00 pm8:45 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

$15

During this original 45-minute immersive play, guests will follow Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, Katrina Van Tassel and Squire Van Tassel from room to room on the first floor of the candlelit Rock Ford mansion which will be transformed into the Van Tassel family home, scene of the autumn ball in Washington Irving’s classic tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Limited to 20 guests per show due to space considerations. $15 per person (recommended for children ages 12+) Reservations will be…

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Sleepy Hollow: The Legend Comes to Rock Ford

October 21, 2016 @ 9:00 pm9:45 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

$15

During this original 45-minute immersive play, guests will follow Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, Katrina Van Tassel and Squire Van Tassel from room to room on the first floor of the candlelit Rock Ford mansion which will be transformed into the Van Tassel family home, scene of the autumn ball in Washington Irving’s classic tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Limited to 20 guests per show due to space considerations. $15 per person (recommended for children ages 12+) Reservations will be…

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The 7th Annual Headless Horseman’s Ball

October 29, 2016 @ 6:30 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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Rock Ford Plantation’s largest fund-raising party of the year! Held in the Rock Ford Barn and nearby event tent, guests will enjoy a spirited evening inspired by Washington Irving’s classic tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.  Featuring a catered buffet menu, dancing and DJ music, a silent auction of exquisite items and one-of-a-kind experiences, and more during this gala evening!  Reservation deadline is Friday, October 21, 2016. Costumes optional. Although the Ball has a Sleepy Hollow theme, our guests do…

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December 2016


Fezziwig’s Ball in the Rock Ford Barn

December 10, 2016 @ 6:00 pm10:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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Travel back in time to the turn of the 18th Century as we set the festive Yuletide scene of Fezziwig’s Ball from Dickens’ classic tale, A Christmas Carol! The evening will feature a buffet dinner with traditional dishes, 18th Century dancing, games, live fiddle music and a limited cash bar featuring wine, beer, mead and Negus (a drink straight from the pages of A Christmas Carol). Reservations may be made by calling the Rock Ford office at 717-392-7223. $40 adults…

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Yuletide Candlelight Tours at Rock Ford Plantation

December 26, 2016 @ 4:00 pm8:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

Step back in time to when Christmas Day was only the beginning of the season! Learn about 18th-century Yuletide traditions and customs. Beautiful music will fill the air, and dancing will take place in the first floor hallway. Bring your friends, family, and guests to celebrate the season during this popular annual event! $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (65+) and children 6-12, and free for children under 6. No reservations required.

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Yuletide Candlelight Tours at Rock Ford Plantation

December 27, 2016 @ 4:00 pm8:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

Step back in time to when Christmas Day was only the beginning of the season! Learn about 18th-century Yuletide traditions and customs. Beautiful music will fill the air, and dancing will take place in the first floor hallway. Bring your friends, family, and guests to celebrate the season during this popular annual event! $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (65+) and children 6-12, and free for children under 6. No reservations required.

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Yuletide Candlelight Tours at Rock Ford Plantation

December 28, 2016 @ 4:00 pm8:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

Step back in time to when Christmas Day was only the beginning of the season! Learn about 18th-century Yuletide traditions and customs. Beautiful music will fill the air, and dancing will take place in the first floor hallway. Bring your friends, family, and guests to celebrate the season during this popular annual event! $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (65+) and children 6-12, and free for children under 6. No reservations required.

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Yuletide Daylight Tours at Rock Ford Plantation

December 29, 2016 @ 10:00 am3:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

Step back in time to when Christmas Day was only the beginning of the season! Learn about 18th-century Yuletide traditions and customs. Beautiful music will fill the air. Bring your friends, family, and guests to celebrate the season during this popular annual event! $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (65+) and children 6-12, and free for children under 6. No reservations required.

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February 2017


George Washington’s Birthday Party

February 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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This popular children’s event is geared toward ages 4 and up. Children will use their artistic talents, play games and have fun in a series of activity stations. A story about George Washington will help children to understand why we continue to celebrate his birthday. During the special visit from “George Washington,” children will sing “Happy Birthday!” and enjoy cake and ice cream. Pretzels and beverages will also be served. This event will be held in the Rock Ford Barn. Reservations required.…

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March 2017


Lecture: Lancaster County Architecture – The First 100 Years (1710-1810)

March 2, 2017 @ 5:00 pm6:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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$5

Gregory J. Scott will explore the three most prevalent architectural styles of the time: Germanic, Traditional English and Georgian including Lancaster City and the surrounding countryside.   This event will be held in the Rock Ford Barn. No reservations required.  Seating is limited. Admission: $5 for non-members.  Free for members of the Rock Ford Foundation. Scott is a senior partner in the architectural firm of RLPS Architects located in Lancaster County, PA. and is a graduate of Penn State University…

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April 2017


Lecture Series: Major Thomas Boude, Revolutionary War Hero, Associate of General Edward Hand, and The Origins of the Underground Railroad in Lancaster County and the U.S.

April 6, 2017 @ 5:00 pm6:30 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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Randolph J. Harris will present a lecture on Major Thomas Boude (1752-1822), a war hero and national political figure, who thwarted the attempted kidnapping of a formerly enslaved woman at his home in 1804. A spontaneous, community-supported uprising against the institution of slavery, this flashpoint in Columbia – a community central to the African American experience – has been recognized as “the incorporation” of the movement that some three decades later became known as the Underground Railroad. This event will be held in the…

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May 2017


Lecture Series: Remember Paoli

May 4, 2017 @ 5:00 pm6:30 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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Jim Christ, Vice President of the Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund, will present a lecture on the Battle of Paoli, sometimes called the Paoli Massacre, which was fought on the night of September 20th, 1777 and was the 9th bloodiest battle of the Revolutionary War.  The nighttime bayonet raid by General Charles “No Flint” Grey on the camp of General Anthony Wayne left the continentals reeling and left the door open for the British to finally capture Philadelphia with no opposition.…

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May Fair Celebration

May 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am3:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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Celebrate the arrival of Spring at Rock Ford’s annual May Fair Celebration with a variety of craftsmen and vendors, 18th century entertainments, and dancing around the Maypole! All outdoor activities are free and open to the public and also weather permitting. Guided tours of the mansion will be on every half hour from 10 am until 3 pm. There is an admission charge to tour the mansion. No reservations required. $8 Adults $7 Seniors (65+) $6 Children 6 to 12 Free…

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June 2017


Lecture Series: From Planting to Plate

June 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm6:30 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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Cynthia Trussell presents “From Planting to Plate: What Primary Sources Reveal About Colonial Kitchen Gardens, Households and Food Preparation.” In 1796, Amelia Simmons became the first American to publish a cookbook.  A look at her groundbreaking book, 18th century gardening manuals, and period diaries and family cookbooks of other women, illuminates the work that went into running a household and putting food on the table.  Eighteenth century Lancaster resident Sarah Yeates, family to General Edward Hand, wrote down recipes from…

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Stories on the Porch

June 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am10:45 am

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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A Rock Ford docent in period costume will read a story of Early America to children gathered on the porch of the mansion. Following the story, children will participate in a fun activity. A light snack and beverage will be served. Children must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult. The suggested age range for Stories on the Porch is preschool through 5th grade, but all are welcome. Free of charge, but voluntary donations are greatly appreciated.  

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Stories on the Porch

June 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am10:45 am

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

A Rock Ford docent in period costume will read a story of Early America to children gathered on the porch of the mansion. Following the story, children will participate in a fun activity. A light snack and beverage will be served. Children must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult. The suggested age range for Stories on the Porch is preschool through 5th grade, but all are welcome. Free of charge, but voluntary donations are greatly appreciated.  

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July 2017


Stories on the Porch

July 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am10:45 am

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

$1

A Rock Ford docent in period costume will read a story of Early America to children gathered on the porch of the mansion. Following the story, children will participate in a fun activity. A light snack and beverage will be served. Children must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult. The suggested age range for Stories on the Porch is preschool through 5th grade, but all are welcome. Free of charge, but voluntary donations are greatly appreciated.  

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Stories on the Porch

July 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am10:45 am

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

$1

A Rock Ford docent in period costume will read a story of Early America to children gathered on the porch of the mansion. Following the story, children will participate in a fun activity. A light snack and beverage will be served. Children must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult. The suggested age range for Stories on the Porch is preschool through 5th grade, but all are welcome. Free of charge, but voluntary donations are greatly appreciated.  

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Stories on the Porch

July 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am10:45 am

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

$1

A Rock Ford docent in period costume will read a story of Early America to children gathered on the porch of the mansion. Following the story, children will participate in a fun activity. A light snack and beverage will be served. Children must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult.  The suggested age range for Stories on the Porch is preschool through 5th grade, but all are welcome. Free of charge, but voluntary donations are greatly appreciated.  

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Stories on the Porch

July 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am10:45 am

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

$1

A Rock Ford docent in period costume will read a story of Early America to children gathered on the porch of the mansion. Following the story, children will participate in a fun activity. A light snack and beverage will be served. Children must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult. The suggested age range for Stories on the Porch is preschool through 5th grade, but all are welcome. Free of charge, but voluntary donations are greatly appreciated.  …

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August 2017


Stories on the Porch

August 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am10:45 am

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

A Rock Ford docent in period costume will read a story of Early America to children gathered on the porch of the mansion. Following the story, children will participate in a fun activity. A light snack and beverage will be served. Children must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult. The suggested age range for Stories on the Porch is preschool through 5th grade, but all are welcome. Free of charge, but voluntary donations are greatly appreciated.  

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Rock Ford Lobster Picnic

August 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm10:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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The Rock Ford Lobster Picnic is a fun and casual evening to benefit Historic Rock Ford! This event will be held in the Event Tent by the Rock Ford Barn. Dinner includes your choice of: Steak $75, Lobster $85 or Steak & Lobster $100 (baked potato, corn on the cob, coleslaw, roll and butter, and blueberry cobbler). Live Music Cash Bar For reservations, call the Rock Ford office at 717-392-7223. RSVP deadline is Friday, August 11, 2017.

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September 2017


Lecture: The Edward Hand Medical Heritage Foundation

September 7, 2017 @ 5:00 pm6:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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Join us for this lecture focused on 18th Century medicine and Edward Hand as a medic. This lecture will be presented by Barton Halpern, MD, FACS. Dr. Halpern will also discuss the Edward Hand Medical Heritage Foundation, how it was started in Edward Hand’s name and honor, and its efforts to preserve medical history and achievements. This event will be held in the Rock Ford Barn. No reservations are required. Seating is limited. Admission: $5 for non-members; free for members of…

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Lecture Series: The Whiskey Boys and the Watermelon Army

September 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm6:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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Beginning in 1791, farmers in western Pennsylvania protested the whiskey tax, an excise on distilled spirits imposed by the new federal Congress.  Resistance grew into a rebellion that, by 1794, instigated an armed confrontation with the new national government. To suppress the uprising, President George Washington himself led a 13,000-man army into the field. The Whiskey Insurrection was more than a battle about taxes: it was nothing less than a contest over the meaning of the American Revolution. This lecture…

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October 2017


Sleepy Hollow: The Legend Comes to Rock Ford

October 5, 2017 @ 6:30 pmOctober 27, 2017 @ 10:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

$15

Journey to Sleepy Hollow … one last time!  Experience this original 45-minute immersive play performed in the candlelit rooms of the first floor of the Rock Ford mansion. Guests will follow Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, Katrina Van Tassel and Squire Van Tassel from room to room as Rock Ford is transformed into the Van Tassel Family home, scene of the autumn ball in Washington Irving’s classic tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.  Due to space considerations, each performance is limited…

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November 2017


Lecture Series: “The Ten Crucial Days and Our Modern Re-Enactment”

November 2, 2017 @ 5:00 pm6:30 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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Join us as Joseph Capone, the Executive Director of the Friends of Washington Crossing Historic Park, presents “The Ten Crucial Days and Our Modern Re-Enactment.” His lecture will focus on the Ten Crucial Days of the Revolutionary War, General Edward Hand’s role in the 2nd Battle of Trenton and how they acknowledge the importance of the Ten Crucial Days through their modern re-enactment. Joseph Capone has a diverse background in the non-profit and education sectors. Prior to coming to the…

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December 2017


Children’s Event: Colonial Christmas at Rock Ford

December 3, 2017 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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$12

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…

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Yuletide Candlelight Tours

December 26, 2017 @ 4:00 pm8:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

Step back in time to when Christmas Day was only the beginning of the season! Learn about 18th-century Yuletide traditions and customs. Beautiful music will fill the air, and dancing will take place in the first floor hallway. Bring your friends, family, and guests to celebrate the season during this popular annual event! $10 adults, $8 seniors (65+) and children 6-12, and free for children 5 and under. No reservations required. Admission is payable at the door.

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Yuletide Candlelight tours

December 27, 2017 @ 4:00 pm8:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

Step back in time to when Christmas Day was only the beginning of the season! Learn about 18th-century Yuletide traditions and customs. Beautiful music will fill the air, and dancing will take place in the first floor hallway. Bring your friends, family, and guests to celebrate the season during this popular annual event! $10 adults, $8 seniors (65+) and children 6-12, and free for children 5 and under. No reservations required. Admission is payable at the door.

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Yuletide Candlelight Tours

December 28, 2017 @ 4:00 pm8:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

Step back in time to when Christmas Day was only the beginning of the season! Learn about 18th-century Yuletide traditions and customs. Beautiful music will fill the air, and dancing will take place in the first floor hallway. Bring your friends, family, and guests to celebrate the season during this popular annual event! $10 adults, $8 seniors (65+) and children 6-12, and free for children 5 and under. No reservations required. Admission is payable at the door.

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Yuletide Daylight Tours

December 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am3:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

Step back in time to 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! $10 adults, $8 seniors (65+) and children 6-12, and free for children 5 and under. No reservations required. Admission is payable at the door.

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February 2018


Children’s Event: George Washington’s Birthday Party

February 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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Come celebrate George Washington’s birthday at Rock Ford Plantation! This children’s event is for ages 4 through 10 years and will be held on Sunday, February 11, from 2 PM to 4 PM in the Rock Ford Barn.  Spend time learning about our nation’s first President through crafts, games, stories and other activities.  Special guest appearance by “George Washington!”  The children will sing “Happy Birthday” and enjoy cake and ice cream. Reservations are required and are limited to a maximum of…

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April 2018


Children’s Event: “Tea with Kitty Hand”

April 29, 2018 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

$8

“Tea with Kitty Hand” gives children the opportunity to experience 18th century activities such as “talking with fans,” playing a memory game, finding objects in the mansion and exploring the aromas of teas. Tea and cookies with “Mrs. Hand” will be served along with a few surprises. This event will be held rain or shine on the Rock Ford porch and inside the mansion and the barn. In the event of rain, please bring umbrellas as guests will be walking from…

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June 2018


Lecture: The Archaeology of a Pioneer Settler’s Cabin: The 1714 Hans Graff Site

June 7, 2018 @ 5:30 pm6:30 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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Dr. Timothy Trussell of Millersville University presents “The Archaeology of a Pioneer Settler’s Cabin: The 1714 Hans Graff Site.” The early pioneers of Lancaster County were extremely influential in setting the pattern for later development of broad swaths of the United States, through generations of out-migration in the 1700’s.  These flows of people carried the culture, lifeways, agricultural practices, and even architectural styles from Lancaster County to many other areas of the country.  For the first time, the original site of…

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Stories on the Porch

June 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am10:30 am

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

During this program, a Rock Ford docent reads a selected story of Early America to the children while gathered on the spacious porch of the mansion. Following the story, children participate in a fun activity. Afterwards, children and their adults may enjoy the grounds of Rock Ford Plantation. The program begins at 10 am and runs for approximately 30 minutes. Stories on the Porch is geared toward children from preschool through 5th grade. Children must be accompanied by a parent or other…

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General Hand Puppet Theatre

June 24, 2018 @ 11:00 am11:45 am

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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$5

The premiere performance of the General Hand Puppet Theatre at the 2018 May Fair at Rock Ford Plantation was such a huge hit that it has now been scheduled for two additional performances on Sunday, June 24 at 11 am and 1 pm in the Rock Ford barn. This all-ages event is being presented in collaboration with the Lancaster Marionette Theatre. “The Hand Puppeteers worked so hard and are so dedicated that I thought they needed to keep the momentum…

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General Hand Puppet Theatre

June 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm1:45 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

$5

The premiere performance of the General Hand Puppet Theatre at the 2018 May Fair at Rock Ford Plantation was such a huge hit that it has now been scheduled for two additional performances on Sunday, June 24 at 11 am and 1 pm in the Rock Ford barn. This all-ages event is being presented in collaboration with the Lancaster Marionette Theatre. “The Hand Puppeteers worked so hard and are so dedicated that I thought they needed to keep the momentum…

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Stories on the Porch

June 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am10:30 am

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

During this program, a Rock Ford docent reads a selected story of Early America to the children while gathered on the spacious porch of the mansion. Following the story, children participate in a fun activity. Afterwards, children and their adults may enjoy the grounds of Rock Ford Plantation. The program begins at 10 am and runs for approximately 30 minutes. Stories on the Porch is geared toward children from preschool through 5th grade. Children must be accompanied by a parent or other…

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July 2018


Stories on the Porch

July 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am10:30 am

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

During this program, a Rock Ford docent reads a selected story of Early America to the children while gathered on the spacious porch of the mansion. Following the story, children participate in a fun activity. Afterwards, children and their adults may enjoy the grounds of Rock Ford Plantation. The program begins at 10 am and runs for approximately 30 minutes. Stories on the Porch is geared toward children from preschool through 5th grade. Children must be accompanied by a parent or other…

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Stories on the Porch

July 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am10:30 am

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

During this program, a Rock Ford docent reads a selected story of Early America to the children while gathered on the spacious porch of the mansion. Following the story, children participate in a fun activity. Afterwards, children and their adults may enjoy the grounds of Rock Ford Plantation. The program begins at 10 am and runs for approximately 30 minutes. Stories on the Porch is geared toward children from preschool through 5th grade. Children must be accompanied by a parent or other…

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Stories on the Porch

July 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am10:30 am

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

During this program, a Rock Ford docent reads a selected story of Early America to the children while gathered on the spacious porch of the mansion. Following the story, children participate in a fun activity. Afterwards, children and their adults may enjoy the grounds of Rock Ford Plantation. The program begins at 10 am and runs for approximately 30 minutes. Stories on the Porch is geared toward children from preschool through 5th grade. Children must be accompanied by a parent or other…

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Stories on the Porch

July 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am10:30 am

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

During this program, a Rock Ford docent reads a selected story of Early America to the children while gathered on the spacious porch of the mansion. Following the story, children participate in a fun activity. Afterwards, children and their adults may enjoy the grounds of Rock Ford Plantation. The program begins at 10 am and runs for approximately 30 minutes. Stories on the Porch is geared toward children from preschool through 5th grade. Children must be accompanied by a parent or other…

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Lecture: “My Dear General – “The Extraordinary Relationship between George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette”

July 26, 2018 @ 5:30 pm6:30 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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George Washington was many things to many people; a celebrated war hero… the first president of our nation… a surrogate father… In his young reader’s book, “My Dear General – The Extraordinary Relationship between George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette,” author Jeffrey E. Finegan brings this last aspect to life through richly detailed descriptions and research. Told from the perspective of the Marquis de Lafayette, “My Dear General” reveals the meteoric father-son relationship forged between Washington and the young French…

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Stories on the Porch

July 31, 2018 @ 10:00 am10:30 am

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

During this program, a Rock Ford docent reads a selected story of Early America to the children while gathered on the spacious porch of the mansion. Following the story, children participate in a fun activity. Afterwards, children and their adults may enjoy the grounds of Rock Ford Plantation. The program begins at 10 am and runs for approximately 30 minutes. Stories on the Porch is geared toward children from preschool through 5th grade. Children must be accompanied by a parent or other…

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August 2018


Stories on the Porch

August 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am10:30 am

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

During this program, a Rock Ford docent reads a selected story of Early America to the children while gathered on the spacious porch of the mansion. Following the story, children participate in a fun activity. Afterwards, children and their adults may enjoy the grounds of Rock Ford Plantation. The program begins at 10 am and runs for approximately 30 minutes. Stories on the Porch is geared toward children from preschool through 5th grade. Children must be accompanied by a parent or other…

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Rock Ford Lobster Legacy 2018

August 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm10:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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Please join us for a fun and casual evening to benefit Rock Ford featuring your choice of steak ($80), lobster ($90) or steak and lobster ($100). Dinners include salad, scalloped potatoes, corn on the cob, coleslaw, roll and butter and ice cream sundae. Cash bar. Music by Chuck Colson Entertainment. For reservations, please click here. If you have any questions, please call the Rock Ford office at 717-392-7223. RSVP deadline: Friday, August 3, 2018 All proceeds benefit Rock Ford Foundation, a…

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September 2018


Lecture: The History of Horses & English Riding

September 6, 2018 @ 5:30 pm6:30 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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Please join us in welcoming the Equestrian Team of Millersville University as they present a lecture entitled “The History of Horses and English Riding.” Horses have been around for approximately 55 million years. They have changed through time and have played an integral part in shaping our world. The domestication of horses has helped people to do so many things such as transportation, farming and competition. For further information on the Equestrian Team of Millersville, please click here. This lecture will…

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October 2018


Tales from the Caretakers: The Haunted History of Rock Ford

October 4, 2018 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 6:30 pm, repeating until October 26, 2018

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

$15

Rock Ford welcomes the return of “Tales from the Caretakers: The Haunted History of Rock Ford Plantation.” This play was first presented in 2013 and was favorably received by regional audiences. After five years, the “Caretakers” are returning to their former home at Rock Ford! This one-act play is being presented at Rock Ford by professional actors Cynthia Charles and Evan Cooper of The Theatre of the Seventh Sister. Evan and Cynthia will be playing eccentric husband and wife caretakers…

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November 2018


Lecture: Textbook vs. Truth – History Beyond the Classroom

November 1, 2018 @ 5:00 pm6:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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History, much like Shakespeare, is meant to be seen not read. To truly understand your past, you must stand in your ancestor’s shoes. This lecture will discuss what the ground and the structures built on it can tell us about the people who lived there, especially those individuals who are overlooked in the shaping of America. This lecture will cover information between the years 1607 and 1781. Annie Mowery is a junior at Lancaster Mennonite School. With over eight years…

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Stories in the Barn

November 4, 2018 @ 3:30 pm4:30 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

After another successful summer of Stories on the Porch, Rock Ford Plantation is delighted to announce our new “Stories in the Barn.” The program will be held in the historic bank barn on the grounds of Rock Ford Plantation. Following the story, children will participate in a fun activity. Stories will relate to Early America. Our first “Story in the Barn,” geared towards preschool through elementary school age children, will be held Sunday, November 4, starting at 3:30 pm. Children…

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December 2018


Stories in the Barn

December 2, 2018 @ 3:30 pm4:30 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

This month’s Stories in the Barn will have a Colonial Christmas theme. The program will be held in the historic bank barn on the grounds of Rock Ford Plantation. Following the story, children will participate in a fun activity. Stories will relate to Early America. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. This is a pay-what-you-will event. Additional Stories in the Barn are planned for January 12, 2019, March 16, 2019, November 3, 2019 and December 7, 2019. Reservations…

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Yuletide Candlelight Tours

December 26, 2018 @ 4:00 pm8:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

An annual favorite! Rock Ford invites visitors to step back to a time when Christmas Day was only the beginning of the season! Learn about 18th-century Yuletide traditions and customs as beautiful music fills the air. Bring your friends, family, and guests to celebrate the season. Yuletide Tours are conducted like an “Open House.” Visitors may arrive anytime between 4 pm to 7:30 pm (due to closing at 8 pm) and tour the mansion at their own pace. $10 adults,…

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Yuletide Candlelight Tours

December 27, 2018 @ 4:00 pm8:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

An annual favorite! Rock Ford invites visitors to step back to a time when Christmas Day was only the beginning of the season! Learn about 18th-century Yuletide traditions and customs as beautiful music fills the air. Bring your friends, family, and guests to celebrate the season. Yuletide Tours are conducted like an “Open House.” Visitors may arrive anytime between 4 pm to 7:30 pm (due to closing at 8 pm) and tour the mansion at their own pace. $10 adults,…

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Yuletide Daylight Tours

December 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am3:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

An annual favorite! Journey back to a time when Christmas Day was only the beginning of the season! Learn about 18th-century Yuletide traditions and customs as beautiful music fills the air. Bring your friends, family, and guests to celebrate the season. Yuletide Tours are conducted like an “Open House.” Visitors may arrive anytime between 10 am and 2:30 pm (due to closing at 3 pm) and tour the mansion at their own pace. $10 adults, $8 seniors (65+) and children…

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Marionettes in the Mansion

December 30, 2018 @ 4:00 pm5:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

$20

A joint production with the Lancaster Marionette Theatre, this approximately one-hour show will be staged in the mansion and will be a festive, 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…

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Marionettes in the Mansion

December 31, 2018 @ 4:00 pm5:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

$20

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…

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Marionettes in the Mansion: New Year’s Eve Benefit Gala

December 31, 2018 @ 8:00 pm9:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

$100

Cocktail party, swag bag, sweets and savories, and champagne toast! 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,…

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January 2019


Celebrate Twelfth Night with Marionettes in the Mansion

January 6, 2019 @ 4:00 pm5:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

$20

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…

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Children’s Event: Stories in the Barn

January 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am11:00 am

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

This month’s Stories in the Barn at Rock Ford will have a winter theme. The program will be held in the historic bank barn on the grounds of Rock Ford Plantation. Following the story, children will participate in a fun activity. Stories will relate to Early America. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. This is a pay-what-you-will event. Additional Stories in the Barn are planned for March 16, 2019, November 3, 2019 and December 7, 2019. Reservations are…

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March 2019


Children’s Event: Stories in the Barn

March 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am11:00 am

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

This month’s Stories in the Barn will have a St. Patrick’s theme. The program will be held in the historic bank barn on the grounds of Rock Ford Plantation. Following the story, children will participate in a fun activity. Stories will relate to Early America. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. This is a pay-what-you-will event. Additional Stories in the Barn are planned for November 3, 2019 and December 7, 2019. Reservations are not required for this event.…

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April 2019


It’s Tea Time

April 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

$10

In letters written home to his wife Katherine while serving in the Revolutionary War, General Edward Hand would address her as “My Dearest Kitty.” Later, as the mistress of Rock Ford Plantation, “Kitty Hand” hosted many elegant teas for family and friends. During Rock Ford’s children’s event “It’s Tea Time” on Sunday, April 7 from 2 pm to 4 pm, Kitty Hand welcomes guests to an afternoon tea at Rock Ford, featuring delightful desserts, tea tasting and etiquette fun such…

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Guest Speakers present “Conestoga Navigation: A Slackwater Canal”

April 11, 2019 @ 4:30 pm5:30 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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Rock Ford will welcome guest speakers Donald Kautz and Benton G. Webber as they present “Conestoga Navigation: A Slackwater Canal” on Thursday, April 11 at 4:30 pm. Their presentation will be an overview of the slackwater canal system that once existed on the Conestoga River from Lancaster to the Susquehanna with a brief history of the Conestoga Navigation Company and photographs of the remnants of the locks as they appear today. Donald Kautz is a web developer by profession and…

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May 2019


Dancing Around the Maypole

May 19, 2019 @ 10:30 am2:30 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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Rock Ford volunteers will “plant a maypole” to honor our friend and neighbor, Dr. Edward Hand.  Join the fun!  A bagpiper will lead our procession to where we raise the maypole and Rock Ford’s dancers will lead our visitors in traditional maypole dances.  Bring a picnic lunch and spend the day! The maypole procession and dancing will commence at 10:30, 12:00 and 1:30. Practiced for generations in countries such as Germany and England, the maypole dance is a spring ritual…

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June 2019


Children’s Event: Stories on the Porch

June 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am10:30 am

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until August 6, 2019

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

During this program, a Rock Ford docent reads a selected story of Early America to the children while gathered on the spacious porch of the mansion. Following the story, children participate in a fun activity. Afterwards, children and their adults may enjoy the grounds of Rock Ford Plantation. Stories on the Porch is geared toward children from preschool through 5th grade. Children must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult. This is a free event; donations are always…

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Guest Speakers: “Rediscovering Queer America in the 18th Century”

June 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

Free

Rock Ford will welcome guest speakers Curtis Royer and Jacob McCorkel as they present “Rediscovering Queer America in the 18th Century” on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Their presentation will focus on the stories of individuals who engaged in homosocial bonding, same-sex relationships and/or otherwise defied norms in the 18th Century. This presentation primarily focuses on indigenous tribes, enslaved people and Europeans who inhabited what is now the eastern United States. The presenters will utilize queer theory to explore romantic…

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August 2019


Lobster Legacy 2019

August 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm10:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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Please join us for lobsters and live music under the tent to benefit Historic Rock Ford, featuring your choice of whole lobster, lobster salad or steak and lobster, cash bar and Big Band, Swing and Jazz by the 17 piece Moonlighters Big Band. This event will be held in the Special Event Tent by the Rock Ford Barn. Your choice of the following: Whole Lobster Dinner $90; Lobster Salad Dinner $90; Steak Dinner $90 or Steak and Lobster Dinner $110. Reservation deadline is Friday, August…

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November 2019


The Matchmaker: A Tale Drawn from “Emma” by Jane Austen

November 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm8:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until November 22, 2019

An event every week that begins at 8:30 pm on Friday, repeating until November 22, 2019

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

$20

Rock Ford Plantation, in collaboration with Theater of the Seventh Sister, is pleased to present “The Matchmaker: A Tale Drawn from ‘Emma’ by Jane Austen.” This one-act play, adapted by Rock Ford Director Sam Slaymaker from the classic novel, will be presented in the candlelit rooms of the Rock Ford mansion on November 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22. Each performance will run approximately 50 minutes with scenes taking place in each of the four parlors on the…

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The Matchmaker: A Tale Drawn from “Emma” by Jane Austen

November 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm7:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Friday, repeating until November 22, 2019

An event every week that begins at 8:30 pm on Friday, repeating until November 22, 2019

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

$20

Rock Ford Plantation, in collaboration with Theater of the Seventh Sister, is pleased to present “The Matchmaker: A Tale Drawn from ‘Emma’ by Jane Austen.” This one-act play, adapted by Rock Ford Director Sam Slaymaker from the classic novel, will be presented in the candlelit rooms of the Rock Ford mansion on November 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22. Each performance will run approximately 50 minutes with scenes taking place in each of the four parlors on the…

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The Matchmaker: A Tale Drawn from “Emma” by Jane Austen

November 7, 2019 @ 8:00 pm9:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Friday, repeating until November 22, 2019

An event every week that begins at 8:30 pm on Friday, repeating until November 22, 2019

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

$20

Rock Ford Plantation, in collaboration with Theater of the Seventh Sister, is pleased to present “The Matchmaker: A Tale Drawn from ‘Emma’ by Jane Austen.” This one-act play, adapted by Rock Ford Director Sam Slaymaker from the classic novel, will be presented in the candlelit rooms of the Rock Ford mansion on November 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22. Each performance will run approximately 50 minutes with scenes taking place in each of the four parlors on the…

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The Matchmaker: A Tale Drawn from “Emma” by Jane Austen

November 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm8:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until November 22, 2019

An event every week that begins at 8:30 pm on Friday, repeating until November 22, 2019

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

$20

Rock Ford Plantation, in collaboration with Theater of the Seventh Sister, is pleased to present “The Matchmaker: A Tale Drawn from ‘Emma’ by Jane Austen.” This one-act play, adapted by Rock Ford Director Sam Slaymaker from the classic novel, will be presented in the candlelit rooms of the Rock Ford mansion on November 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22. Each performance will run approximately 50 minutes with scenes taking place in each of the four parlors on the…

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The Matchmaker: A Tale Drawn from “Emma” by Jane Austen

November 8, 2019 @ 8:30 pm9:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:30 pm on Friday, repeating until November 22, 2019

An event every week that begins at 8:30 pm on Friday, repeating until November 22, 2019

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

$20

Rock Ford Plantation, in collaboration with Theater of the Seventh Sister, is pleased to present “The Matchmaker: A Tale Drawn from ‘Emma’ by Jane Austen.” This one-act play, adapted by Rock Ford Director Sam Slaymaker from the classic novel, will be presented in the candlelit rooms of the Rock Ford mansion on November 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22. Each performance will run approximately 50 minutes with scenes taking place in each of the four parlors on the…

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The Matchmaker: A Tale Drawn from “Emma” by Jane Austen

November 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm7:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Friday, repeating until November 22, 2019

An event every week that begins at 8:30 pm on Friday, repeating until November 22, 2019

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

$20

Rock Ford Plantation, in collaboration with Theater of the Seventh Sister, is pleased to present “The Matchmaker: A Tale Drawn from ‘Emma’ by Jane Austen.” This one-act play, adapted by Rock Ford Director Sam Slaymaker from the classic novel, will be presented in the candlelit rooms of the Rock Ford mansion on November 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22. Each performance will run approximately 50 minutes with scenes taking place in each of the four parlors on the…

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The Matchmaker: A Tale Drawn from “Emma” by Jane Austen

November 14, 2019 @ 8:00 pm9:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Friday, repeating until November 22, 2019

An event every week that begins at 8:30 pm on Friday, repeating until November 22, 2019

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

$20

Rock Ford Plantation, in collaboration with Theater of the Seventh Sister, is pleased to present “The Matchmaker: A Tale Drawn from ‘Emma’ by Jane Austen.” This one-act play, adapted by Rock Ford Director Sam Slaymaker from the classic novel, will be presented in the candlelit rooms of the Rock Ford mansion on November 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22. Each performance will run approximately 50 minutes with scenes taking place in each of the four parlors on the…

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The Matchmaker: A Tale Drawn from “Emma” by Jane Austen

November 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm8:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until November 22, 2019

An event every week that begins at 8:30 pm on Friday, repeating until November 22, 2019

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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$20

Rock Ford Plantation, in collaboration with Theater of the Seventh Sister, is pleased to present “The Matchmaker: A Tale Drawn from ‘Emma’ by Jane Austen.” This one-act play, adapted by Rock Ford Director Sam Slaymaker from the classic novel, will be presented in the candlelit rooms of the Rock Ford mansion on November 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22. Each performance will run approximately 50 minutes with scenes taking place in each of the four parlors on the…

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The Matchmaker: A Tale Drawn from “Emma” by Jane Austen

November 15, 2019 @ 8:30 pm9:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 8:30 pm on Friday, repeating until November 22, 2019

An event every week that begins at 8:30 pm on Friday, repeating until November 22, 2019

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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$20

Rock Ford Plantation, in collaboration with Theater of the Seventh Sister, is pleased to present “The Matchmaker: A Tale Drawn from ‘Emma’ by Jane Austen.” This one-act play, adapted by Rock Ford Director Sam Slaymaker from the classic novel, will be presented in the candlelit rooms of the Rock Ford mansion on November 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22. Each performance will run approximately 50 minutes with scenes taking place in each of the four parlors on the…

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The Matchmaker: A Tale Drawn from “Emma” by Jane Austen

November 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm7:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Friday, repeating until November 22, 2019

An event every week that begins at 8:30 pm on Friday, repeating until November 22, 2019

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

$20

Rock Ford Plantation, in collaboration with Theater of the Seventh Sister, is pleased to present “The Matchmaker: A Tale Drawn from ‘Emma’ by Jane Austen.” This one-act play, adapted by Rock Ford Director Sam Slaymaker from the classic novel, will be presented in the candlelit rooms of the Rock Ford mansion on November 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22. Each performance will run approximately 50 minutes with scenes taking place in each of the four parlors on the…

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The Matchmaker: A Tale Drawn from “Emma” by Jane Austen

November 21, 2019 @ 8:00 pm9:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Friday, repeating until November 22, 2019

An event every week that begins at 8:30 pm on Friday, repeating until November 22, 2019

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

$20

Rock Ford Plantation, in collaboration with Theater of the Seventh Sister, is pleased to present “The Matchmaker: A Tale Drawn from ‘Emma’ by Jane Austen.” This one-act play, adapted by Rock Ford Director Sam Slaymaker from the classic novel, will be presented in the candlelit rooms of the Rock Ford mansion on November 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22. Each performance will run approximately 50 minutes with scenes taking place in each of the four parlors on the…

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The Matchmaker: A Tale Drawn from “Emma” by Jane Austen

November 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm8:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until November 22, 2019

An event every week that begins at 8:30 pm on Friday, repeating until November 22, 2019

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

$20

Rock Ford Plantation, in collaboration with Theater of the Seventh Sister, is pleased to present “The Matchmaker: A Tale Drawn from ‘Emma’ by Jane Austen.” This one-act play, adapted by Rock Ford Director Sam Slaymaker from the classic novel, will be presented in the candlelit rooms of the Rock Ford mansion on November 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22. Each performance will run approximately 50 minutes with scenes taking place in each of the four parlors on the…

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The Matchmaker: A Tale Drawn from “Emma” by Jane Austen

November 22, 2019 @ 8:30 pm9:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:30 pm on Friday, repeating until November 22, 2019

An event every week that begins at 8:30 pm on Friday, repeating until November 22, 2019

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


+ Google Map

$20

Rock Ford Plantation, in collaboration with Theater of the Seventh Sister, is pleased to present “The Matchmaker: A Tale Drawn from ‘Emma’ by Jane Austen.” This one-act play, adapted by Rock Ford Director Sam Slaymaker from the classic novel, will be presented in the candlelit rooms of the Rock Ford mansion on November 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22. Each performance will run approximately 50 minutes with scenes taking place in each of the four parlors on the…

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December 2019


Children’s Event: Colonial Christmas

December 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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$2

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.

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Yuletide Candlelight Tours at Rock Ford

December 26, 2019 @ 4:00 pm8:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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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.

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Yuletide Candlelight Tours at Rock Ford

December 27, 2019 @ 4:00 pm8:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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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.

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Yuletide Daylight Tours at Rock Ford

December 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am3:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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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.

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February 2020


Children’s Event: George Washington’s Birthday Party

February 9 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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$5

Come celebrate George Washington’s birthday at Rock Ford! This family friendly celebration, designed for children of all ages, will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at 2:00 PM in the Rock Ford Barn. Spend time learning about our nation’s first President through approximately an hour of Colonial games, story time, a photo opportunity with George and Martha Washington, and cake and ice cream. Reservations are required and are limited to a maximum of 40 people. The cost is $5…

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March 2020


Irish Story Time in the Barn

March 15 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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$5.00

In celebration of General Edward Hand’s Irish heritage, Rock ford will be hosting Irish Story Time in the Barn. This family-friendly event, designed for children of all ages, will be held on Sunday, March 15, 2020 beginning at 2:00 PM in the Rock Ford Barn. During this approximately one-hour long event, children and their families will enjoy an Irish-themed story time, games, a craft and a yummy treat. Reservations are required and are limited to a maximum of 50 people.…

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Volunteer Tour Guide Recruitment Event at Rock Ford

March 22 @ 2:00 pm3:30 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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Rock Ford will be hosting a Volunteer Tour Guide Recruitment Event to seek tour guides for its upcoming tour season. The event will begin with an information session in the Rock Ford Barn, followed by a brief guided tour of the mansion. Interested persons should confirm their attendance prior to March 19 by calling the Rock Ford office at 717-392-7223 or emailing office@rockfordplantation.org.  Volunteer tour guides translate the past into the present and make Rock Ford’s past real for museum…

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May 2020


It’s Tea Time!

May 3 @ 2:00 pm3:30 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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n letters written home to his wife Katherine while serving in the Revolutionary War, General Edward Hand would address her as “My Dearest Kitty.” Later, as the mistress of Rock Ford, Kitty Hand hosted many elegant teas for family and friends. During Rock Ford’s family friendly event “It’s Tea Time,” Kitty Hand will welcome guests to an afternoon of tea and sweets. Guests will also learn about historical fashion during a mini fashion show and talk and enjoy activities, games…

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