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Monday: Closed, Tuesday: Closed, Wednesday: 12:00 PM — 4:00 PM, Thursday: 12:00 PM — 4:00 PM, Friday: 10:00 AM — 4:00 PM, Saturday: 10:00 AM — 4:00 PM, Sunday: 12:00 PM — 4:00 PM
  • Ephrata Cloister


Free Day History Trails

Date(s): 09/24/2022
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Trails of History Free Day

Pennsylvania is filled with a rich history that can be found at historic sites and museums own by the Commonwealth.  Trails of History help link the various locations with themes like military history, historic homes, industrial heritage, and the rural farms and villages trail that includes the Historic Ephrata Cloister. To celebrate this wealth of history, all of the historic sites on the trails will be open free on Saturday, September 24.  

Historic Ephrata Cloister will be open this day from 10:00 to 4:00 with historic buildings staffed by knowledge interpreters happy to answer questions.

To find a complete list of the all the sites and trails to follow on this day, go to:

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