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Monday: Closed, Tuesday: Closed, Wednesday: 12:00 PM — 4:00 PM, Thursday: 10:00 AM — 4:00 PM, Friday: 10:00 AM — 4:00 PM, Saturday: 10:00 AM — 4:00 PM, Sunday: 12:00 PM — 4:00 PM
  • Ephrata Cloister


In order to focus on our special holiday program, Lantern Tours, Ephrata Cloister will be CLOSED for daytime admission and tours on December 28, 29 and 30th.

The Ephrata Cloister is OPEN  on Wednesday from noon to 4 for self-guided tours. Guided tours are available Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10-4, and Sunday 12-4. 

The Cloister is open to the public Thursday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday from 12 to 4. The last tour is at 3:30. 

Visitors, staff, and volunteers may continue to wear masks on our properties if they so wish, but it is no longer a requirement.

Schedule subject to change without notice

Ephrata Cloister

Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission:
Tom Wolf, Governor – Nancy Moses, 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