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Step back to a time when Christmas Day was only the beginning of the season! Learn about 18th-century Yuletide traditions and customs. Bring your friends, family, and guests to celebrate the season during this popular annual event!

Yuletide Tours are conducted like an “Open House.” Visitors may arrive anytime between opening and 45 minutes prior to closing and tour the mansion at their own pace.

$10 adults, $8 seniors (65+) and youth 6-17, and free for children 5 and under.

Join us for the Third Annual Ephrata Cloister Artisans Faire on September 19th. This year the program has been expanded to include an Antique Car Show which includes a “country-side tour” to view a private collection of 20+ cars including a Duesenberg and Packard. Registration for crafters and antique cars is still open. To learn more contact the Ephrata Cloister at 717-733-6600 or visit our web site at:
Car and Crafter registration is separate with it’s own fee schedule.

Join Ephrata Cloister in celebrating the many ways that the Ephrata Cloister has inspired visitors since its founding in 1732. This is the one time each year Ephrata’s visitors have the opportunity to tour the 2nd and 3rd floor of the 1743 sisters’ dormitory. As a special treat this year curator-led tours of the upstairs will focus on how the artists Andrew Wyeth, Howard Pyle, Henry Rankin Pore and Joseph Pennell visually interpreted those spaces in the 19th and 20th century. Please call the site at 717-733-6600 for ticket information.

Members of the First Continental Regiment will be visiting Rock Ford to work on a variety of 18th Century skills throughout the day. Planned activities for the men include drilling under the 1764 Manual of Arms and demonstrating how to start a fire, roll proper cartridges and clean a musket using proper period techniques. In addition, the ladies will be demonstrating how to put together meals using seasonal food stuffs, how to use a tape loom, how to weave a basket and other necessary skills of camp life.
$8 Adults; $7 Seniors (65+); $6 Children (6-12) and Free for Children under 6