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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.

Tickets are still available for the  8:00 tour on Saturday 12/28 and the 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, and 8:00 tours on Saturday 12/29. Requests will be fulfilled in the order they are received.  


Article about Lantern Tours and some other upcoming events

A huge thank you to Martin’s Country Market, Oregon Dairy, and Weiser’s Market for their support for this program and Christmas at the Cloister!

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.