The Ephrata Cloister is committed to the safety of its staff and visitors. Adjustments to operations at the historic site have been made to provide a safe environment for visitors, volunteers, and staff to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
During the year that this historic site has been closed, many visitors have enjoyed walking the historic ground at no cost. Beginning April 30, admission to the grounds and historic buildings will again be charge during open hours for access to the site for touring and photography, just as had been the case before the closure. Access to the historic site is always free to current members of the Ephrata Cloister Associates, the non-profit group who supports the activities and operates The Museum Store at Ephrata Cloister. The Museum Store will again return to open hours Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Information on joining the Ephrata Cloister Associates can be found here.
The Virtual Ephrata Academy programs, held the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m., will continue, along with virtual school programs. Virtual Homeschool Days are scheduled for April 14 and May 14.