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Guided Tours

 The Historic Ephrata Cloister will be open this Summer:

Wednesdays through Saturdays 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sundays 12:00pm – 4:00 pm

Tours schedules vary by day depending on site events and staffing levels.  We suggest you call ahead (717-733-6600) or contact us by email ( to confirm tour times for the day of your visit. 

Schedule subject to change without notice

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.

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.


Ephrata National Bank, Black Forest Brewery/Americana 1777 Inn, Blue Ridge, Conestoga Animal Hospital Inc., Country Homestead, Dairy Queen of Ephrata, Dr. David and Rebecca Fuchs, G.R. Klinefelter Underwriters, Inc., Gus’s Keystone Family Restaurant, Hampton Inn & Suites – Ephrata, Historic Smithton Inn/Weathered Vineyards Ephrata, Horst Auctioneers, New Cloister Restaurant, Olde Lincoln House, Pour Man’s Brewing, Rick Jackson, ELA, Rosenberger North America Akron LLC, Seventh Day Baptist Historical Library and Archives, Tru by Hilton Denver, PA, and 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.