Ephrata Cloister Lantern Tours Ask “What Will the Neighbors Think?”
Pennsylvania’s founding ideology of religious freedom is reflected in the diversity of faiths found in early Lancaster County. Among the many groups, the Ephrata Cloister stood out as the most unique. “What would the neighbors think?” is the question the Historic Ephrata Cloister will ask as history comes to life at the annual Lantern Tours.
The tours begin at 6:30 p.m. each night and every half-hour until 8 p.m. Advance tickets are required for these tours and will be available beginning December 1. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors age 65 and over, $7 for students age 6-18, $5 for youth age 3-5, free for children age 3 and under. No exchanges or refunds.
These popular tours are presented by the Student Historians. For the Lantern Tours, the students portray people of the community’s history in an engaging role playing fashion sure to entertain all ages. Each year the students offer a different story from the Ephrata Cloister’s history, and this year will also invite guests to offer their own opinions on the historic community where Ephrata began.
The Museum Store will also be open until 9 p.m. the nights of the Lantern Tours, offering locally made handcrafts, books and old-fashioned toys.
Phone: (717) 733-6600
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
632 West Main Street
Ephrata, Pennsylvania 17522
$10 for adults, $9 for seniors age 65 and over, $7 for students age 6-18, $5 for youth age 3-5, free for children age 3 and under.