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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Featured event

Whistle Stop Party on the Plaza October 2022


Party on the Plaza is a FREE downtown community event combining food, LIVE music, adult beverages, and gathering together with friends and neighbors. LAST DATE ~ October 1! Don't miss it!!

Featured event

Apple Dumpling Days

ECA will sell Achenbach's apple dumplings on 10/7 and 10/8 to raise money for the Back to the Cloister fund. Cost is $5 per dumpling. Large quantities can be pre-ordered. Stop by the museum for purchase.

Featured event

Frankie Smiles concert

The duo Frankie Smiles will perform folk and original music. In addition, audience members will have a chance to participate in a drum circle. Admission-free event will be held at historic Eicher House in Grater Park.

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.