The Ephrata Cloister offers events
throughout the year the whole family can enjoy, from
children to adults!
For specials and coupon offers please visit: http://www.360lancaster.com/Attractions/EphrataCloister.html
Take a look:
Sunday August 4
Ice Cream Social
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Enjoy some cool summer refreshment while listening to local vocalist Dean Sensenig will entertain the crowd with a variety of popular songs. Tickets are $3 per person and are available in advance in the Museum Store or Visitor Center and may also be purchased the day of the event.
Saturday, September 7
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
What can you get for $1? A special visit to the Ephrata Cloister – the place where modern Ephrata began!
Upstairs Tours of the 1743 Sister’s House
This is your once a year opportunity to tour the un-restored areas of the Sister’s House. Upstairs tours are $12 per person in addition to the General Admission of $1.
Advance reservations are strongly suggested.
To make your reservation call the Visitor Center after August 1st. Limitations apply.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Come see and meet local craftsmen as they display and sell their wares. Entry included with regular site admission.
Friday and Saturday, October 11 and 12
Apple Dumpling Sales
9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Stop by and purchase your Apple Dumplings at Ephrata Cloister on October 11 and 12. Your purchase helps benefit the Back to the Cloister Fund which allows the site to purchase artifacts which were produced by the Brothers and Sisters at Ephrata Cloister and bring them home! There is no charge to pick up the apple dumplings, however regular admission is required to visit the museum.
Saturday, October 12
Day of Music
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Did you know that the Brothers and Sisters at Ephrata Cloister wrote over 1000 hymns? Come discover the musical heritage of this and other early American communities. The Ephrata Cloister Chorus will perform some of these hymns at 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 pm in the 1741 Meetinghouse. Regular admission rates apply.
Friday and Saturdays - October 18, 19, 25 and 26
Mysterious, Melancholy and Macabre
Two performances each night at 7:00 and 8:30 pm
A beckoning guide will lead you past a silent and shadowy vignette in the cemetery. Storytellers will surprise you with first–hand accounts of strange occurrences witnessed by staff, volunteers and visitors. The program will conclude with a dramatic presentation by local thespians Layne Zeiner and Debra Good Zeiner in the 1741 Meetinghouse of The Ghosts of Longmarsh Run: Three Wives of Christopher Beeler, a haunting which took place at the Cloister.
Tour size is limited.
Advanced tickets can be purchased by calling 717-733-6600.
Adults $12 Children (6-17) $10
Tickets can be purchased the night of the show ($15 and $12)
but we cannot guarantee availability.
Member Discounts. No Refunds.
Friday, October 18
Community School Days
9:30 am to 1:00 pm
Students explore the activities that made the community of Ephrata a thriving center of life in the 1700s. This open-house day features stations with 12-15 minute presentations through the historic site. Travel at your own pace and in any order.
Tuition $6 per student (ages 3-17). One adult admitted free with every 10 students, additional adults $9 each. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling 717-733-6600.
Monday, December 9 and Tuesday December 10
Christmas at the Cloister
Performances at 6:30, 7:45 and 9:00 pm
An annual favorite for many families in the community, join us as we spend a few moments of quiet reflection, listen to seasonal readings and enjoy holiday music in the 1741 Meetinghouse.
Seating is limited and advance tickets are required.
Tickets are $6 per person.
o exchanges or refunds will be made.
Call 717-733-6600 after November 8th to order your tickets.
Wednesday through Saturday December 26, 27, 28 and 29
6:30 to 8:00 pm tours begin every half hour.
These special theatrical tours by the Ephrata Cloister Student Historians take you back in time to visit Ephrata as it may have appeared in the 1700s. Each year offers a new story. One of Ephrata Cloister’s most popular programs, last year the students played to a sold out audience! Don’t miss out! Make your reservations beginning December 1st. Admission charged. Member Discounts Apply.
632 West Main Street, Ephrata, PA 17522
Telephone (717) 733-6600