Historic Rock Ford After Dark
Historic Rock Ford - 881 Rockford Road, Lancaster, PA, USA
By day, the sunlit rooms of General Edward Hand’s 18th Century Georgian mansion are frequented by guides and visitors from across the nation who have come to enjoy the beauty of its collections while learning about the lives of those who lived and labored here during the early years of the American Republic. After darkness falls, however, Historic Rock Ford takes on an entirely different atmosphere in which the echoes of the past begin to feel very present. The sounds of the old house and the wind in the ancient trees which surround it that go unnoticed during the day are now heard. Shadows appear to move within darkened corners. The legends and stories of hauntings that have surrounded the mansion since the eighteenth century suddenly become more difficult to dismiss. We welcome you to come and discover the rare opportunity of being in the mansion after dark. Will you experience the presence of those who, in life, inhabited these rooms?
This October, our Board President, our Executive Director and our Curator will be leading intimate, after dark tours of the mansion in which they will share some of the many legends and accounts of ghostly activity at Rock Ford over the centuries. Each tour will be limited to eight adults so early reservations are advised to avoid disappointment. Additionally, because the rooms will be shrouded in darkness with only a few candles being lit, each participant must be able to navigate in areas with limited visibility and be able to go up and down stairs with confidence. Historic Rock Ford After Dark does not seek to startle visitors but, rather, to invite them to enter the mysterious world of Rock Ford’s haunted past—in the dark.
Some of the content that will be shared is of an unsettling nature which is not for the faint of heart. Consequently, this tour is not recommended for children.
Tickets are $25 and include an 18th century inspired hot buttered rum served by the outside fire following your tour. (Non-alcoholic cider also available.)
Historic Rock Ford After Dark tours are scheduled for Thursday, October 15, 22 and 29 with tours scheduled for 7, 8 and 9 pm. In accordance with CDC guidelines, mask wearing is required.
Proceeds for Historic Rock Ford After Dark will be used to support educational programs at Rock Ford.