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Summer Twilight Hours

Date(s): 06/27/2024
Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Visit the Historic Ephrata Cloister during extended evening hours throughout the summer months and experience this unique National Historic Landmark in a different setting.

On the fourth Thursday of June, July, and August (June 27, July 25, and August 22) the Historic Ephrata Cloister will have extended operating hours, staying open until 8:00 p.m. 

Guided tours featuring the Saron (Sisters’ House) and Saal (Meetinghouse) will be offered throughout the evening with tours at 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. The site’s grounds will be open until 8:00 p.m.  Regular admission rates apply.

The site will be open regular hours (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) in addition to the extended hours on these dates.

For more information, contact Dan Roe, Museum Educator 2 at or 717-733-6600.

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 May Hours of Operation: OPEN 9am - 4pm Wednesday through Saturday & OPEN 12pm - 4pm Sunday. CLOSED Monday and Tuesday