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Smithsonian Day – Free

Date(s): 09/17/2022
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join us as the Smithsonian Magazine sponsors a day of free admission (with required ticket) to the Historic Ephrata Cloister and hundreds of other museums, zoos, aquariums, and cultural centers. View the full list of participating museums at the link below.

A Free Ticket is REQUIRED and can only be obtained  by going to the website

Normal admission fees apply to all visitors without the free Smithsonian ticket.

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.