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 We are Hiring! We are looking for a part-time Marketing Coordinator.

 We are Hiring! We are looking for a part-time Marketing Coordinator.

 We are Hiring! We are looking for a part-time Marketing Coordinator.

 We are Hiring! We are looking for a part-time Marketing Coordinator.

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

Ephrata Cloister Ice Cream Social

Ice Cream Social featuring ice cream and brownie sundaes; a visit from Patrick Miller, Wildlife Specialist, and a variety of native animals and birds; KPETS therapy dogs; admission to the grounds and historic buildings.

Featured event

Concerts by the Creek: Start Making Sense

6:30pm-8:30pm

Join us in Grater Park for this free, all-ages concert. Food trucks on site. This month's band is Start Making Sense, a Talking Heads tribute band.

Upcoming event

Educational Program, “Court Cavalier Anna Thoma”

Ephrata Cloister Visitor Service Associate, Lydia Jones, will present an enlightening story about Anna Thoma’s monastic life at Conrad Beissel’s settlement and her contributions as hymn writer and singer.

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.