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Cemetery Tour

Date(s): 10/23/2022
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

God’s Acre Cemetery at the Ephrata Cloister contains the final resting places of many of the people who created the first Ephrata community along with subsequent generations who influenced Ephrata’s development. Discover their stories and surprises that might captivate you but not frighten you.  (Note: these tours require the ability to walk over the uneven ground in the Cemetery. Space is limited.)

Cemetery Tours Require a General Admission Ticket. General Admission (paid on arrival) includes guided tours of the historic Sisters’ House (Saron) and Saal (Meetinghouse) at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30. These tours last approximately one hour.

General Admission   $10.00 for adults
                                        $9 for seniors age 65+
                                        $6 for children age 3-11
                                        Free for children age 2 and below
                                        Free for ECA Members

Cemetery Tours Require a General Admission Ticket (paid on arrival) PLUS a timed Cemetery Tour ticket. Cemetery Tours are limited in attendance. To ensure participation in a Cemetery Tour, please purchase a timed ticket in advance. Tours begin promptly and we cannot guarantee availability at other times. ECA Membership, Library Passes, Heritage Society, and other discounts do not apply to Cemetery Tours tickets. Pre-purchased tickets are non-refundable.

Pre-purchase Cemetery Tour Tickets using this link: and follow these steps:

  1. select date of visit, Sunday, October 23 or Sunday, October 30
  2. select appropriate General Admission(s)
  3. continue to scroll down to select time for a Cemetery Tour ticket(s),
    2:00, 2:20, 2:40, 3:00, 3:20. Each person needs an individual ticket.


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