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Community Day School Program

Date(s): 10/20/2023
Time: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Designed for homeschoolers, public and private schools, Community Day School Program offers students a dozen different stations around the historic site, each stop offering a 10 to 15-minute look at things such as lighting, clothing, and writing in the 1700s community. Includes a tour of the Sisters’ Dormitory and their Meetinghouse. Students will be free to travel in small groups with chaperones in any order around the site. A visit to the Bakery will show that bread did not always come in plastic wrappers, and the carpenter can explain that that not all roof shingles are made the same. A visit to the doctor may make you glad for modern medicine, or a visit to the schoolhouse will show you how to write on stone! Please call the site to register your school, homeschool group or family at 717-733-6600 or email us at

Deadline for Registration is October 17, 2023.

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