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  • Ephrata Cloister


The Ephrata Cloister is OPEN Thursday – 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. 

We are no longer requiring tour reservations. However, tour sizes are limited, and you could choose to guarantee your tour time by making a reservation in advance. Otherwise, tours will be first come first served with a maximum of 15 people. Self-Guide tours continue to be available at any time.

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.