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Monday: Closed, Tuesday: Closed, Wednesday: 12:00 PM — 4:00 PM, Thursday: 10:00 PM — 4:00 PM, Friday: 10:00 AM — 4:00 PM, Saturday: 10:00 AM — 4:00 PM, Sunday: 12:00 PM — 4:00 PM
  • Ephrata Cloister

    Hours & Admissions

Ephrata Cloister will be closed on November 23rd and 24th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

General Admission

  • Adults: (ages 12-64) $10.00
  • Senior Citizens: (ages 65 and above) and motor clubs (such as AAA) $9.00
  • Youth: (ages 3-11) $6.00
  • Children: under age 3 are free.
  • All active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their families receive free admission.
  • Ephrata Cloister Associates members and Pennsylvania Heritage Society members are admitted free for daily admission. Special programs may require a fee. School programs are not discounted.

Discounted Admission Program

Special Events may have a different fee schedule. Admission fees subject to change without notice.

Your receipt from Ephrata Cloister is good towards reduced adult admission at any of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) historic sites and museums listed on the Pennsylvania Trail of History website.

The Ephrata Cloister accepts cash, personal checks, traveler’s checks, Master Card, Visa, and Discover.

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