Historic Rock Ford

Visit the circa 1794 Georgian-style mansion of General Edward Hand, adjutant general to George Washington during the Revolutionary War. Historic Rock Ford is situated on 33 acres on the banks of the Conestoga River one mile south of Lancaster. Guided tours are offered of the Hand Mansion as well as the opportunity to visit the new John J. Snyder, Jr. Gallery of Early Lancaster County Decorative Arts housed on the second floor of the reconstructed 18th century bank barn.

Special events held throughout the year.

Wedding and special events facilities are available for rental.

Guided tours of the Hand Mansion are offered Tuesday through Sunday at 10 am, 12 pm and 2 pm. The Snyder Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm. Visitors must purchase their tickets in advance through rockford.yapsody.com.

Please visit HistoricRockFord.org to arrange for group tours.


  • Motorcoach Parking
  • On-site Parking
  • Wifi Available
  • Mobile Payments Accepted



Historic Rock Ford

881 Rockford Road, Lancaster, PA 17602

  • PHONE: (717) 392-7223
  • FAX: (717) 392-7283