Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata

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  • The tour guide was really interesting. She took us through the very old buildings and explained how these people lived their lives. their religion was very difficult to abide by and they suffered . Ou...  more »
  • It was a really interested visit, we were lucky to have a personal tour with a guide. A community build only because the faith of only one man. You should go, spring will be the best season to discove...  more »
  • Great historical experience that brings you back in time. You get to walk inside 9 of the original buildings from the 1700's  more »
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  • This lovely historic site has a unique story to tell. The guide staff doing the telling were very up on the information and relaxed about questions. It was a fine experience. The gift shop has nice offerings. You don't need a ticket to visit the store or visitor center.
  • This is a beautiful place to take a tour. It is very interesting and you can learn a lot of cool facts about early Ephrata. Also, it is a very good place for family photos. My family came here to get professional pictures taken and we where very pleased with them.
  • Great history infusion on this location. Nice short tour very informative. Was there in February, cold and inclement weather shortened the total experience though. Warmer weather will open up more exploration of the Cloister grounds.
  • Very interesting place! It’s a historical place yes. But it’s more of an insight into human phycology. Went here for the lantern tour which was a lot of fun to take a step back in time into a society very different from our own but in our “backyard”. The actors really got into it and our tour guide was a lot of fun. Check this place out it’s worth your time and reflection.
  • Visiting here with the weather just above freezing helped give a real feel for what life must have been like. The buildings are incredibly well preserved/ restored and the guided tour including short film was very well done.
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