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Upper Floor Tours

Date(s): 06/15/2024
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Join the Historic Ephrata Cloister for our popular “behind-the-scenes” upstairs tours of the 1743 Saron Dormitory building (Sisters’ House). Visitors will have a rare opportunity to discover the un-restored upper floors which maintain much of the structure’s original 18th century design and materials.  Tours will run every hour starting at 10:00 a.m. with the last tour departing at 2:00 p.m. Tours will be on a first come first served basis and are suitable for visitors ages 12 years and older. Cost is $15.00/person. Please note that group sizes will be limited and access to the second floor requires use of a narrow and steep staircase. All participants will be required to sign a waiver prior to the start of the tour. 

For more information, contact Dan Roe, Museum Educator 2 at or at 717-733-6600. 

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