Ephrata Cloister: Built in the 1730’s, the Cloister was a place for people seeking a spiritual life to live and worship. At the height of its population, the Cloister housed approximately 300 members. The Cloister was also a place for the outside community to come to learn and worship. Today the Ephrata Cloister is preserved by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. The Ephrata Cloister is open for tours all year long.
Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum: The Landis Valley Museum was created by a pair of brothers to preserve Pennsylvania German culture and heritage. Today they preserve 18th and 19th century farming methods, heirloom plant varieties, and many historic buildings. The museum is open for tours all year long, with special group tours and themed tours available.
Lititz Museum and Johannes Mueller House: The Lititz Historical Foundation exists to preserve the history of the small town of Lititz. They preserve historical buildings in and around Lititz, as well as property that is of historical significance, and facilitate the Lititz Museum and Johannes Mueller House. The museum offers a costumed 45-minute guided tour. The museum and house are open from 10-4, Monday to Saturday, from Memorial Day through October, along with selected weekends in May, November and December. For more information on Lancaster County Museums, visit Lancaster County Museums at www.lancastercountymuseums.org, or the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission at www.phmc.state.pa.us .