Historic Rock Ford Plantation, Lancaster

Categories: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web
Historic Rock Ford Plantation is located in Lancaster. Arrange your visit to Historic Rock Ford Plantation and discover more family-friendly attractions in Lancaster using our Lancaster holiday planner.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • This is a lovely house and the guide made it very interesting it seemed strange that we were the only ones visiting that afternoon as it's such a lovely place. Re 
  • The plantation itself is nicely kept, excellent staff and it should be on the history buff's visit list. That said, there's not much there of interest unless you like that type of American history inf...  read more »
  • Highly knowledgable and personable docents relate very interesting stories and point out fun details as you tour an 18th century home that is in remarkably good condition. Absolutely worth a visit. 
  • Beautiful house and property, but certain staff is extremely rude and unfriendly. The house tour itself is AMAZING! Rock Ford House is a beautifully restored 18th century house in a park. They've paid so much attention to detail, from furnishings to carpets to paint colors. Our tour guide, Sam Slaymaker, did an excellent job explaining the rooms and lives of the Hand family. He was very informative and answered every question we had. If you love old houses and history, you have got to see Rock Ford House! Ask for Sam as your tour guide! Now...on a side note: We arrived half an hour before the tour and were just walking around, enjoying the view. There was a large, unmarked barn near the house that we thought was a museum or something. As soon as we got inside the tour guide (who had just finished a session with a visiting school) asked us what we were doing and why we were in there. Apparently we weren't supposed to be in there and should have known that, even though there were no signs saying "Private" or "Reserved". If the barn isn't open to visitors, then please explain that with a sign or something instead of "shooing" them out.
  • love it Hear feels like your back in time i have personal experience things on the ground that I only saw while walking on the trails if you like Paranormal A must see I have seen things on this land
  • Beautiful house and property that has important ties to both local and national history. Offers regular tours and special historically themed events/reenactments throughout the year and is available to rent as a venue for weddings or other functions.
  • Good early mining/ colonial..but small
  • A beautiful homestead. The place has been left to look authentic. The special events such as their Christmas open house are exceptional, classy and very much enjoyable. A great experience.
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 2​h
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 4​h
Visit for 30​m
Visit for 3​h
Visit for 2​h
Visit for 1​h 30​m