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Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata

Categories: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
The Ephrata Cloister or Ephrata Community was a religious community, established in 1732 by Johann Conrad Beissel at Ephrata, in what is now Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The grounds of the community are now owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and are administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

Marie Kachel Bucher, the last surviving resident of the Ephrata Cloister, died on July 27, 2008, at the age of 98.
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  • They show a short video about the history. It was pretty well made and maybe a little fascinating. History buffs will probably like this place. I thought I loved history, but I was bored. You can't go...  read more »
  • Great visit to the preserved buildings of this defunct religious comnunity. Our informative tour guide wore the group's traditional white robes and led us to the main centers, allowing us to then wand...  read more »
  • A genuine piece of colonial American history. The guided tour is exceptionally well done and the museum is also well worth the visit. 
  • This is truly an interesting piece of American history. It centers around stories of religious freedom and the Revolutionary War. Those interested in early American/regional history would enjoy it.
  • Great experience! We enjoyed the company of an experienced tour guide and explored some of the regions' early history! Highly recommend!
  • this place sucks!
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