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  • Ephrata Cloister


Lantern Tours

Date(s): 12/26/2019 - 12/29/2019
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

6:30—8:00 pm with tours departing every half hour
These special theatrical tours take you back in time to visit Ephrata Cloister as it may have appeared in the 1700s. Each year, we offer a new story with a cast of junior and senior high school students playing the roles that bring history to life.

Advance tickets are required and can be purchased by calling the Visitor Center (717-733-6600) beginning December 1, 2019. 
Adults $10, Seniors $9, Students $7, Children $5. Discount for members.

Article about Lantern Tours and some other upcoming events

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.