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Lantern Tours

Date(s): 12/26/2018 - 12/29/2018
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

These special tours will take you back in time to visit the Cloister as it may have appeared in the 1700s.  Each year offers a new story with a cast of junior and senior high school students playing the roles that bring history to life.  Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Visitor Center beginning December 1, 2018.  $10.00 for adults, $9.00 for seniors age 65+, $7.00 for youth age 6-l7, $5.00 for age 3-5, under age 3 are free.  Discount for members.  NO exchanges or refunds will be made.

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 April Open Hours: CLOSED Monday and Tuesday, OPEN 9am - 4pm Wednesday through Saturday, and OPEN 12pm - 4pm Sunday.