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  • Ephrata Cloister

    Group Visits

Group tours begin with a 15-minute video followed by a guided visit to the two significant buildings on the site, the Saal (Meetinghouse) and the Saron (Sisters’ House). The historic site offers 7 other historic buildings for self-guided visits before or after the guided tour, along with exhibits in the Visitor Center and the opportunity to shop at The Museum Store. Groups should plan a minimum of 2 hours to visit the historic site and The Museum Store.

Group tours are available Wednesday – Sunday during the site’s regular open hours. Group rates are available to groups of 10 or more with advance reservations. Groups of 30 or more with advance reservations receive additional discounts. Reservations, typically, two weeks in advance, are required to accommodate groups. Please call for current group rates. For more information about Group Visits/Tour options or to schedule a visit, please 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 June Hours of Operation: OPEN 9am - 4pm Wednesday through Saturday & OPEN 12pm - 4pm Sunday. CLOSED Monday and Tuesday