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Lovely grounds, informational tour

We visited the day after Christmas, not realizing the store would be closed and thus tours would... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Beautiful place to relax and enjoy

Beautiful scenery right on the river. Nice tours of the chapel and area. Nice store (get the... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
Frank B
Moncks Corner, South Carolina
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1098 Mepkin Abbey Rd, Moncks Corner, SC 29461-4796
+1 843-761-8509
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All reviews cooper river gift shop wood carvings daily tours huge oak trees beautiful items great place to take pictures open to the public walk around live oaks for sale beautiful property visitor center nice place to walk great history creche trappist
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the day after Christmas, not realizing the store would be closed and thus tours would not be given. However, the tour guide hadn’t been notified so he showed up and gave us a free tour! The grounds are lovely. If you can’t walk...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mykidsfault
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Beautiful scenery right on the river. Nice tours of the chapel and area. Nice store (get the mushrooms). Nice place to walk around or sit around viewing the river. A lot of weddings going on out there. Great for pictures.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Frank B
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Beautiful monastery surrounded with massive oaks, native plants, flowing landscape. I go every year for the Creche' Festival in November/December (request reservations ahead- it's free, donations suggested). The collections are fabulous, and the outdoor themed display is always a delight (this year it's artistic sheep/shepherds)....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RoseWrye
Reviewed 3 December 2018

My friends and I went to the annual Creche Festival this year. It was the second time I'd been to the festival but had been to Mepkin several times before, just to enjoy walking the grounds. Mepkin is a beautiful, peaceful place to spend an...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hmaw04
Reviewed 10 November 2018

Always enjoy going here especially to take pictures, it is an awesome backdrop. At Christmas time the Crech Festival is a must, but make reservations early. Great place for a group to tour and to picnic or just a couple to enjoy.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Green T
Reviewed 6 November 2018

The grounds are beautiful and it's so peaceful. I hate that the gift shop has went to commercial items. My first trip there they sold things they made, grew & raised.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank notahappycamper2018
Reviewed 31 October 2018

If you're looking for something different, a quiet escape from the insanity of life in 2018, a visit to this Trappist Monastery may be exactly what you need. Whether it's simply to walk the beautiful grounds which look like paradise and are beautifully maintained, or...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank V8288TTangelom
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I love going here every week. It's a very beautiful setting right on the river. There are many large and old oak trees about with plenty of space to walk around or sit on a bench overlooking the Cooper River waterway. It's very quiet and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pathfinder728241
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Nice, quiet place to walk around and see beautiful grounds. Very picturesque with plenty of live oaks. Very likely you’ll see some alligators in the ponds.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Daniel L
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

The most beautiful place in Moncks Corner. We got there just as the gift shop was closing and he unlocked the door and told us to come on in, we shopped they did not make us feel rush are nothing. We went around the park...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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8 January 2019|
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Response from RoseWrye | Reviewed this property |
It is free- but donations are accepted. Over night is not available, unless you schedule a personal retreat in advance.
27 August 2018|
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Response from Paul V | Reviewed this property |
most areas are
19 August 2016|
Response from tanndam | Reviewed this property |
The website says the Abbey is closed on Mondays.