Mainspring for Visitors

With so many choices in life, we appreciate you choosing to visit Ephrata. Welcome!

So much to discover and explore

Take time to explore our quickly-growing community. Discover the abundant green space and the many activities they hold. Explore our heritage through architecture, nationally recognized historic sites, and a museums and research center. Enjoy our movie theatre in the heart of downtown and the Ephrata Performing Arts Center, assets seldom found in walkable smaller communities. Check our calendar of events to help you plan your visit to our community.


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Providing a safe place for community growth.


Facilitating communication and collaboration.


Upcoming event

Short Line Model Railroad Club Annual Holiday Train Show-12/2-3

Short Line Model Railroad Club To Hold Annual Holiday Train Show every Saturday and Sunday from Nov. 25 to Jan. 14 from 1 PM to 4 PM.

Upcoming event

Christmas Open House

The Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley's annual Christmas Open House. Includes the 1869 Victorian mansion, a living history print shop, musical entertainment, light refreshments and children can visit with Santa!

Featured event

2023 Jingle Bell Trolley Tour


Various locations

The Jingle Bell Tour is back for the 10th season! Mainspring of Ephrata cordially invites you to this special community event.

History and heritage

Since 1732, Ephrata has established itself as a hub of culture, architecture, and annual traditions. Discover our heritage through our museums and historical society.

Public spaces

From Ephrata’s Rail Trail to parks and incredible historical sites, there is always something new to discover outdoors in our town for the whole family. Explore our future by visiting our vibrant downtown and greenspace.

Find your next adventure!

From our beautiful architecture to our annual cultural traditions, we take pride in our past, present, and future that is uniquely Ephrata.