Ephrata Cloister Offers Rare Look Upstairs
“What’s upstairs?” The answer to that question will be revealed with special limited tours of the upper levels of the 1743 Sisters’ House. Scheduled tours throughout the day can only accommodate 20 guests, and advanced reservations are encouraged, with some limitations.
During the work to return the Colonial site to an original appearance, the upper levels received minimal restoration. They contain 275-year-old floors, shelves, benches and hearths, allowing historians to explore the technologies, materials and techniques employed by the builders in the 1700s.
Access to the upper levels is restricted to help preserve these rare resources. Opening the upper floors for general visitors happens infrequently, and visitors who attend the tours will have a memorable view of history.
Tours of the upper floors are limited to visitors over age 10 and require good eyesight, along with the ability to climb steep and winding stairs. Canes, walkers or other assistance devices are not permitted. Persons with breathing or heart problems may encounter difficulties on this tour.
Phone: (717) 733-6600
10:00 am - 03:00 pm
632 W. Main St.
Ephrata, Pennsylvania 17522