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Rock Ford Plantation, Lancaster

(4.5/5 based on 90 reviews on the web)
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  • We took the 11am tour and loved the history that was provided by our tour guide. The home is well preserved and we got to see pictures of the outside in various states of restoration over the years. V...  more »
  • Our tour guide, Meagan, was very knowledgeable and gave a fantastic tour full of information! This is the slow time and we were lucky to get a private tour. The mansion and grounds are located about 1...  more »
  • When our inn keeper recommended Rock Ford as a short day trip we thought let's give it a shot. Lancaster has more history than just the Amish. The plantation was founded by one of George Washington's ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • My wife and I love early colonial homes. This one even has historical significance being the home Washington's Adjunct during the revolution.
  • 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