Ephrata Community

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One of the oldest religious communities in the country flourished in the northeast corner of the county from 1732 until 1813 under the leadership of Pietist Conrad Beissel (1691-1768). Practising Beissel's doctrine of hard work and self-denial, the celibate members, known as brothers and sisters, worked 18hr a day and slept on narrow wooden benches. The tour takes in the temple and the house of the brothers and sisters and includes a video.

Useful information

Address:

632 West Main Street, 17522 Ephrata

Phone:

+1 717-733-6600

Price:

10 $ (-11 years old 6 $)

Opening hours

Apr-Oct: Mon-Sat 9am‑5pm, Sun noon‑5pm; Nov-Dec and Mar: Tue-Sat 9am‑5pm, Sun noon‑5pm; Jan-Feb: Wed-Sat 9am‑5pm, Sun noon‑5pm