The Ephrata Cloister offers events throughout the year the whole family can enjoy, from children to adults! 

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Storytime
Every second Wednesday of the month; upcoming: July 9, August 13, September 10
10:00am to 11:00am

Bring your preschooler and join us for a different story each month followed by a craft or activity related to the story. From ABCs, colonial inspired nursery rhymes, gardens, to other themes and images of the history of the Ephrata Cloister, we'll cover a wide range of topics and activities! A parent or guardian must accompany children. $6 for one adult and one child (3-5 years); $3 for each additional child- this includes general admission fees! FREE for Ephrata Cloister Associate members at the Family Membership level. FREE if you show a Museum Pass from the Lancaster County Library System the day of the program.

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Student Historian Saturdays
June 21, July 12, 26, August 9, 23
10:00am to 3:00pm

Interact with our teen interpreters on select Saturdays this summer to learn, watch, and expand upon your knowledge of local history. They'll demonstrate historical stories, trades, and answer your questions. Visit the Print Shop, Bakery, Physician's House, and Academy with our student interpreters! General admission rates apply. Free for Ephrata Cloister Associate Members.

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Behind the Scenes in Collection Storage
July 18, 24, 30, August 7, 14, 21, 28
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Get a peek inside our collections storage of original 18th century benches and tables from the Saal, windows, looms, drawings, prints, pottery, and more. Kerry Mohn, Curator, will be giving special tours of collection storage on these selected weekdays during the summer. General admission rates apply. Free for Ephrata Cloister Associate Members.

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Ice Cream Social
August 3
4:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for entertainment and fellowship under the tent as we enjoy ice cream and refreshments. Local vocalist Dean Sensenig will provide entertainment. Tickets are $3.00 each and are available in the Museum Store. Call or stop by to reserve your tickets. We greatfully acknowledge Turkey Hill as the sponsor for the event! Turkey Hill Ice Cream and drinks are provided.

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Family Fun Day
August 23 Due to inclement weather our program has been cancelled.
4:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a great day out at the Historic Ephrata Cloister with games and food for the whole family. This afternoon of activity is sponsored by Westview Golf Course. Tickets are $5 each and are available at the Museum Store. Please call or stop in the Museum Store for tickets.

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Founders' Day- Find out what's upstairs in the Sister's Dormitory!
September 6
9am to 5pm

Admission to the site on this day is only $1. Upstairs tours of the Sister's House are an additional $12. Upper floor tours of the Saron are restricted in number. Reservations can be made starting August 1st by calling the Visitor's Center at 717-733-6600.

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Artisans' Faire
September 20
10:00am to 3:00pm

Enjoy the day and discover the wonderful work of local craftsmen and women as they share their work inspired by past traditions.

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Stuffed Animal Sleepover
September 26 & 27
Friday: drop off stuffed plush between 3-5pm
Saturday: pick up animal beginning at 10am and engage in activities until 12 noon

Overnight your plush friend will take a tour of the Ephrata Cloister, take part in a school lesson, sleep on a wooden pillow, visit a doctor, and engage in other activities inspired by Ephrata's history. Saturday morning come back at 10am to pick up your animal and we'll provide you with photographic evidence that will show you what they did overnight. Did they meet a brother or sister? Did they sleep well on a wooden pillow and wooden board? With your family, share the experiences of your stuffed animals from 10am to 12noon.

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Ephrata Cloister
632 West Main Street, Ephrata, PA 17522
Telephone (717) 733-6600
Ephrata1732@gmail.com