Rock Ford Plantation, Lancaster PA
The beautiful and historic Rock Ford Plantation is located a mile south of Lancaster on a scenic estate of 177 acres, part of which has now been made into Lancaster's Central Park.
The plantation, one of the most important examples of eighteenth century Georgian architecture in the country, Was built by General Edward Hand, who resigned from the British army 1n 1774 to practice medicine in Lancaster, and joined the Continental army in 1775.
The barn can be reserved for weddings on the plantation!
Can you see the dove perched on the front of the roof of the outbuilding below?
General Hand acquired 160 acres in 1785, and another 17 acres in 1792, when he started building the mansion. Close by the Conestoga River, Rock Ford is said to have gotten its name from crossing (fording) the river at a rocky narrow point.