632 Main St, Ephrata Pennsylvania
Founded in 1732, by Conrad Beissel, The Ephrata Cloister was one of America's earliest communal societies. Here Beissel and his followers lived quiet lives of prayer and charity. They also engaged in farming and various industries such as papermaking and carpentry. Today visitors can experience the solemn, beautiful surroundings of the Cloister and visit many of its buildings to gain a unique insight into the lives of the members of this religious order. The Visitor Center introduces the Cloister through a slide show and exhibits. The Meetinghouse, which became the Society's place of worship, can be seen. Bread was an important part of the Cloister diet, and the Bake House can be visited. The site contains several other buildings and sites, including a Graveyard where many of the earliest members are buried.
Other History nearby:
(McSherrystown) Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
(Philadelphia) Chestnut Hill Visitor's Center
(Wilmington) Delaware History Museum
(Mount Joy) Donegal Mills Plantation
(Wilmington) Fort Christina
(Lititz) Grave of General John A Sutter
05/24 Coming to The Ephrata area
Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival Atlantic City NJ April5-6 Over 90 different breweries from around the corner and across the country will showcase their unique libations.
Dewey Beach PopFest Dewey Beach DE April12-13 Features three nights of showcase performances and two days of demo and mentoring sessions, tradeshow, and industry events.
National Cherry Blossom Festival Washington DC March20-April14 The nation’s greatest springtime celebration unites for four spectacular weekends including the Cherry Blossom Parade.
Galena Dogwood Festival Galena MD May4 The annual Galena Dogwood Festival is will take place throughout Galena. The parade will have a War of 1812 theme.
Dover Days Festival Dover DE May3-5 As one of the longest running festivals in the state of Delaware, Dover Days dates back to 1933. What started as a garden tour staged by the Dover Garden Club, has now become an annual time to remember First State heritage with community spirit and an entertaining festival of family events.
Dover Days Festival Dover DE May3-5 You can claim Dover, Delaware, the capital city of the First State, as your state capital during the 80th anniversary celebration of the Dover Days Festival!.