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Historic Ephrata Cloister

Preserving a Legacy of William Penn’s Holy Experiment

May 2024 Hours of Operation

Wednesday through Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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Sunday: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Tours are Available Wednesday-Saturday at:

 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, and 3:00 PM

Tours are Available on Sundays at:

12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, and 3:00 PM

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June 2024 Hours of Operation

Wednesday through Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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Sunday: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Tours are Available Wednesday-Saturday at:

 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 3:00 PM

Tours are Available on Sundays at:

 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 3:00 PM

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Please Call to Confirm Daily Tour Times 

Times may vary daily due to site events and programs

 

Experience the captivating history of Historic Ephrata Cloister, a historic religious community established in 1732. Discover the unique lifestyle of its community, which fostered remarkable architecture, original music, significant publications, and extraordinary art. Originally a refuge from worldly distractions, Ephrata nurtured devoted members in a disciplined life aimed at spiritual preparation. Visit today to uncover the intriguing story of our nation’s past.

Plan Your Visit with Ease:

  • Groups of 10 people or more, please reserve at least 2 weeks in advance by calling us.
  • Group tours are typically available Wednesdays through Sundays; visit our Group Tour Page for more information.
  • For visits outside public hours, contact us to discuss arrangements.
  • Visitors requiring special assistance should contact us at least 2 weeks prior to their visit.

Note: Hours and schedules may change without notice.

Discover another place, another time, another way of life

Contact the Ephrata Cloister

Ephrata Cloister

Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission:
Josh Shapiro, Governor – Hayley Haldeman, Chair – Andrea Lowery, Executive Director

Ephrata Cloister is one of 26 historic sites and museums on the Pennsylvania Trail of History. For more information or to request a free 24-page visitor guide, visit www.phmc.pa.gov or phone toll free 1-866-PATRAIL.

The Ephrata Cloister Associates is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, supporting the mission of preservation and education at this National Historic Landmark.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:
Anne Brossman Sweigart Charitable Foundation
Irene Weidman Charitable Foundation
Ephrata National Bank
Black Forest Brewery/Americana 1777 Inn
A Woman’s Club of Ephrata
The Historic Ephrata Cloister May Hours of Operation: OPEN 9am - 4pm Wednesday through Saturday & OPEN 12pm - 4pm Sunday. CLOSED Monday and Tuesday
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