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Architecture Day

Date(s): 10/15/2022
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Historic Ephrata Cloister contains some of the most significant architecture surviving from colonial America. Special tours, demonstrations, and exhibits will be available throughout the day.

The day will include demonstrations of colonial building trades, special architectural features tours at 11:00 and 1:30, and a one-day exhibit on Ephrata’s restoration. Upstairs tours of the unrestored areas are on a limited basis. See details below.

General Admission Only (paid on arrival))
Upstairs Tours not included 

$10.00 age 13 and above
$6 for students age 6-12
Free for children age 5 and below
Free for ECA members for General Admission Only
(Library Passes, Heritage Society, and other discounts do not apply today.)

Special Upstairs Tours of the unrestored areas are available on a limited basis. General Admission is required to join an Upstairs Tours. Upstairs Tours require the advance purchase of a timed ticket and are limited to individuals 12+ years of age. Upstairs Tours require that you be able to climb and descend steep winding stairways without any type of assistance, as well as the completion of a liability waiver which will be provided when you check in at the Visitor Center. Tours begin promptly and we cannot guarantee availability at other times. No member discounts available for Upstairs Tours. Pre-purchased tickets are non-refundable.

Pre-purchased Upstairs Tour Tickets include General Admission
for a total of $12

Pre-purchased tickets are available for Upstairs Tours at
11:00, 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 using this link




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 June Hours of Operation: OPEN 9am - 4pm Wednesday through Saturday & OPEN 12pm - 4pm Sunday. CLOSED Monday and Tuesday