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Charter Day – Smithsonian Museum Day

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

Charter Day,  the day of free admission to the Historic Ephrata Cloister, will be celebrated on Saturday, September 24 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. No advanced tickets are required. 

The celebration of Charter Day began in 1981 to observe Pennsylvania’s 300th birthday. This day of free admission welcomes 800 or more visitors to the historic site to explore the history of the place where Ephrata began. 

The Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day will also be celebrated this day.



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.

Anne Brossman Sweigart Charitable Foundation
Irene Weidman Charitable Foundation
Ephrata National Bank
Black Forest Brewery/Americana 1777 Inn