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"...the fact there are still parts of their heritage that are preserved for future generations is something to cheer."
-Gerard, Staten Island, NY

"I cannot find words for how beautiful this place is. It is simply one of the most fascinating and gorgeous places I've ever visited"
-Matthew, Rego Park, NY

"The true to real maintenance of the ancient structures and demonstration of what an ascetic and disciplined life was like those days is inspirational. For a moment it makes us forget the wild pace of life that has consumed all of us."
-Murlikrishna, Yardley, PA

Thousands of memorable experiences to the Historic Ephrata Cloister, a National Historic Landmark, are made possible through your support of our education programs and collections through our annual fund.

Your gift today will allow the Historic Ephrata Cloister to provide unique experiences for each visitor today, tomorrow, and always. Your gift reinforces how much our programs and history mean to you.


With your gift we will continue to carry out our educational mission to:
spacershare Ephrata's unique architecture, hymns, calligraphy, and printing accomplishments with thousands of local, regional, and international visitors through guided tours and exhibitions
spacerbe a place of opportunity for choral members to make the music of one of America's earliest communal societies accessible to individuals of all ages
spacerreturn objects to their original home at Ephrata for exhibition and study
spacerprovide learning experiences while meeting the needs of adolescent development in our Student Historian program
spacerprovide free admission to families through the Lancaster County Library System's Museum Pass program and reduced admission for Senior Citizens
spacerprovide interactive educational programs annually to over 1100 K-12 students
spaceroffer complimentary admission to active military members and their families
spacerprovide adult learning opportunities such as weekend workshops and lecture series

Contact us to maximize your contribution through donor advised funds, corporate funds, wills and planned gifts, charitable gift annuities, and matching gifts. (717) 733-6600.

The official registration and financial information of the Ephrata Cloister Associates may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732-0999.

Donations can be made securely online by clicking below or by contacting the site at (717) 733-6600.


Thank you for your continued friendship and support.

Elizabeth Bertheaud, Director, The Historic Ephrata Cloister
Drew A. Myers, President, The Ephrata Cloister Associates

Ephrata Cloister
632 West Main Street, Ephrata, PA 17522
Telephone (717) 733-6600