We visited Rock Ford Plantation on July 28th, 2011. I have been to Lancaster several times but had never visited Rock Ford. It was the home of General Edward Hand. He was George Washington's adjutant general (more or less his chief of staff). The home was built around 1794. It is one of the very best kept 18th century homes in the country. We were lucky enough to have the foundation's executive director, Samuel Slaymaker, as our tour guide. The tour was very informative and educational. If you want to do something besides the same old tourists attractions in Lancaster this is a great place. Admission is fairly inexpensive and they have a wonderful gift shop downstairs.