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  • Ephrata Cloister


Lantern Tours

Date(s): 12/27/2021 - 12/30/2021
Time: All Day

Local high school students bring history to  life with a role-playing tour sure to entertain and inform. 5 performances each night.

Tours begin every 15 minutes starting at 6:15 through 8:30 each evening.

ADVANCE TICKETS REQUIRED. ATTENDANCE IS LIMITED.  Tickets are available by calling (717)733-6600 during business hours. 

PLEASE NOTE: currently we plan to hold these programs with some limits on attendance. Ongoing developments in the struggle against COVID-19 may cause plans to change.  Please check our website for up to the minute details.  Thank you for your understanding.

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 Summer Hours of Operation: OPEN 9am - 4pm Wed. through Sat. & OPEN 12pm - 4pm Sun. OPEN 9am-8pm Thurs. July 25th for Twilight Hours. CLOSED Monday and Tuesday.