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  • Ephrata Cloister


The Ephrata Cloister will be CLOSED in response to COVID-19. 

We are preparing to reopen on April 30th at which time the Cloister will be open to the public Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Tour availability will be limited and by appointment only. Requests for appointments for the guided tours can be made beginning April 21st by calling the Ephrata Cloister at 717-733-6600. Tours will start every half hour beginning at 10:30 and ending at 3:30. More information about reopening procedures can be found here. 

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.