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Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata

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Historic Site
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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  • We visited and really got an insight into what the Cloisters went through...educational and beautiful grounds! We also had family photos taken here as well...had to pay to get in, but the photos were ...  more »
  • I found out about the Ephrata Cloister when visiting the old train depot in Ephrata, which is now an information center. The Cloister is what remains of a semi-monastic community for which the town is...  more »
  • We enjoyed visiting the cloister and learning about some of the earliest settlers who came to Pennsylvania for religious purposes. It was cold outside, so we probably would have walked the grounds for...  more »
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  • We enjoyed learning the history of the museum. The gift shop is great !!
  • This is a very fun and interesting historic landmark to visit, I would recommend going if you haven't already.
  • Tour guide's knowledge was encyclopedic!
  • Unusual historical and faith center. We did not wait for the tour. We shopped for great books and gifts here.
  • 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.