Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Rock Ford Plantation

The next stop on our 18th Century Immersion tour was Rock Ford Plantation.  This was a gentleman's farm and was the home of Edward Hand, an adjutant general to George Washington in the American Revolution. 

We were able to tour the four square vegetable and herb gardens, walk the grounds and enjoy a self-guided tour of the elegant Georgian-style mansion built circa 1794.
Rock Ford gave us an idea of refined country living pre-1800, with elegant rooms furnished with an amazing collection of period furniture.  

 After our stop at Rock Ford Plantation, it was a quick hop back on the bus, and a short sprint to the Garden of the Five Senses which is located in the same area, Lancaster County Central Park.

This garden featured running water, fragrant herbs and trees, plants you can touch and plants you shouldn't touch. They certainly had something for all 5 senses. This was a quick little stop for us en route to our next 18th Century stop.

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