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

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:

  • share Ephrata’s unique architecture, hymns, calligraphy, and printing accomplishments with thousands of local, regional, and international visitors through guided tours and exhibitions
  • be 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
  • return objects to their original home at Ephrata for exhibition and study
  • provide learning experiences while meeting the needs of adolescent development in our Student Historian program
  • provide free admission to families through the Lancaster County Library System’s Museum Pass program and reduced admission for Senior Citizens
  • provide interactive educational programs annually to over 1100 K-12 students
  • offer complimentary admission to active military members and their families
  • provide 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, by contacting the site at (717) 733-6600, or by sending a check to 632 West Main Street, Ephrata, PA 17522.

Thank you for your continued friendship and support.

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 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.

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 Summer Hours of Operation: OPEN 9am - 4pm Wed. through Sat. & OPEN 12pm - 4pm Sun. OPEN 9am-8pm Thurs. July 25th for Twilight Hours. CLOSED Monday and Tuesday.