Ephrata, Lancaster County, PA

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Home to rich religious history, the northeastern Lancaster County town of Ephrata represents cultural diversity, while still incorporating many Pennsylvania Dutch and Amish traditions. Ephrata became home to America's first communal religious society, the Ephrata Cloister, which is still a popular historical destination today, but Ephrata was well known for other resources as well.

Founded in 1732, Ephrata was historically known as a pleasure resort and agricultural community. Over a century later, Ephrata enjoyed a reputation of a popular pleasure resort due to it's renowned "spring waters" where today stands the Mountain Springs Hampton Inn and Suites. The surrounding countryside blends with the ambiance of historic downtown district to create a unique small-town destination

In addition, the town also offers a nice mix of local shops and boutiques, one of the largest farmers' markets in the country, live theatre, restaurants, events and homey lodging. Explore many of these destinations, plus beautiful countryside and covered bridges, by driving the Northern Amish Countryside Trail.


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Ephrata Events


Resources

Ephrata Chamber / Visitors Center
717-738-9010
www.ephrata-area.org

Downtown Ephrata Inc.
717-738-5060
www.downtownephrata.org


Popular Destinations

Ephrata Cloister
Green Dragon Farmers' Market
Ten Thousand Villages Store & Cafe

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Antique Automobile Club of America Museum

Antique Automobile Club of America Museum

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