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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.

Vitality

Economic stability for everyone.

Safety

Providing a safe place for community growth.

Connection

Facilitating communication and collaboration.

Featured event

WOMAN’S CLUB OF EPHRATA ~ LUNCH & FASHION SHOW

The Woman's Club of Ephrata presents "Preserving Ephrata and its History" LUNCH & FASHION SHOW BY RUTHIE'S. Call MARY for tickets: (717) 725-8541

Featured event

Veteran’s Day Luminary Trail 2021

Mainspring of Ephrata’s Winters Leadership Memorial Committee will continue the tradition they began on Veterans Day 2014 and will host a moving Luminary Tribute to those who have served.

Featured event

Songs and Stories of the Red, White and Blue

Against a backdrop of historic American flags, Matthew Dodd will perform some of the great America patriotic songs and tell stories about their creation and their composers. Admission is free.

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.