The Biblical Tabernacle Reproduction

The Biblical Tabernacle Reproduction was created in the late 1940s as the “Moses Tabernacle in the Wilderness,” by a Baptist minister in St. Petersburg, Florida. Mennonites later purchased the replica and eventually joined it with the Mennonite Information Center. For over 60 years this exhibit has been invaluable for students of Bible and cultural studies. Thousands of people visit the Biblical Tabernacle each year.

The tabernacle replica is housed in a building with a contoured upward ceiling and an acoustically pleasing atmosphere. Presentation guides versed in the scriptural context and significance of the tabernacle and its furniture lead you in conversation from the Bronze Altar just inside the eastern gate of the courtyard to the Ark of the Covenant in the Holy of Holies. Even if you know little about Biblical history, this presentation is fascinating. But for those who know, this makes the story come to life.

As you look into the Holy Place, a full-size, wax figure of the high priest presides over the altar of incense. His authentic robes have precious stones embedded in gold on his breastplate. The Golden Lampstand, and Table of the Bread of the Presence are made-to-scale. A fully researched design of the veil separates the people from the presence of God just like in olden times. Many people of different religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds find this lecture tour of the Biblical Tabernacle Reproduction the high point of their visit to Lancaster County.

A 35-minute multimedia experience! The all-new format features lighting effects, simulated smoke, narration, sound effects, and music.

January – March

Closed due to public health regulations.

April РDecember

Monday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday

Shows are offered at 10 am, 12 pm, & 2 pm.

Group showings (over 12 persons) are offered at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm.


Admission fees:

Adults $10.00
(6-16 years)
Children 5 years and under No charge
(12 or more, with one person
paying for the whole group)
$9.00 / person
School Student Groups $7.00/student
One teacher complimentary
with 12 paying students

To make group reservations, call (717) 299-0954 or email

Evening lecture tours available by appointment.