The Keystone State

Pennsylvania is officially a Commonwealth, a word which comes from Old English and means the “common weal” or well-being of the public.

A “keystone” is a central, wedge-shaped stone which holds all the other stones of a structure in place to form an arch. In early America, Pennsylvania played a vital geographic and strategic role in holding together the states of the newly formed Union. Today, Pennsylvania continues to be of key importance to the social, economic and political development of the United States.



Conrad Weiser Homestead


The Conrad Weiser Homestead is a Pennsylvania state historic site in Womelsdorf, Berks County, PA, that interprets the life of Conrad Weiser. Weiser was an 18th century German immigrant who served as an Indian interpreter and who helped coordinate Pennsylvania’s Indian Policy.

Weiser was an 18th century German immigrant who served as an Indian interpreter and who helped coordinate Pennsylvania’s Indian policy. He played a major role in the history of colonial Pennsylvania. The Conrad Weiser Homestead is located on 26 acres of land. Seven total buildings exist on the property; three are open for touring. Two large monuments, a gazebo, the Weiser Family Cemetery, and a pond are also on the site. Two picnic areas are present in the western section of the park and can be utilized at any time without reservation. The park is an attractive venue to walk, run, or play Frisbee.


Spring Show ~ 1st Saturday in May


Spend a wonderful day with your family and friends while you shop with all of the amazing artisans, indulge in the delicious food and wine, enjoy the live entertainment, take a tour of the buildings and more! Free Entry-Rain/Shine

Harvest Festival ~ 4th Saturday in September


Celebrate the harvest season with a day full of art, food and fun for the whole family! Take part in our contests, tour the grounds, shop with our artisans, fill-up on the delicious food and more! Free Entry-Rain/Shine


Ephrata Cloister


Since its start in 1732, the Historic Ephrata Cloister has attracted visitors fascinated by the community’s unique lifestyle that allowed the creation of incredible architecture, original music, significant publications, and remarkable art.

This lifestyle allowed the creation of incredible architecture, original music, significant publications, and remarkable art. Originally, Ephrata was a retreat from worldly distractions where devoted members followed a disciplined life designed to prepare them for a heavenly existence. Today, you can explore the surviving historic site and discover the history and culture of an intriguing story in the nation’s past.


Shop & Stroll ~ 4th Saturday in June


Shop with all the amazing artisans, indulge in the delicious food and drinks, take tours of the buildings and more while you stroll these beautiful historic grounds at this great annual event for the whole family!


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