Book: Finding Bethlehem: a Global Journey through the Mepkin Abbey Crèche Festival
Phone: (843) 761-8509
Visitors are welcome! Enjoy the gardens at your leisure or a guided tour of the church. Reservations required for groups of 10+. July 7 - Desert Day - No Tours
July 16 - Monastery and Gardens closed for private event.
July 23 - No tours
July 30 - No tours
Tours are 11:30 AM and 3:00 PM Tuesdays to Saturdays. Tours are $5 per person (children and students free) which includes a guidebook of either the Gardens or the Monastery. Please note that there are no tours on Sundays and Mondays.
Mepkin Abbey Store Hours
Store will be open on Mondays during the Creche Festival.
Tuesday - Saturday: 9am - 4pm
Sunday: 1pm - 3pm
The Gift Shop and Visitor's Center is closed on New Years Day. Also there will be no tours.
Once a month, on a Friday, the monks have a day of total silence and solitude. They call these the “Desert Days” and no tours of the monastery are given on these days. However, the Visitors’ Center/Gift Shop and the gardens are open. The Desert Days for 2016 are: April 15, May 13, June 17, July 8, August 5, Sept. 2, Oct 7, Nov 11, Dec 16.
Mepkin Abbey Store
1098 Mepkin Abbey Rd.
Moncks Corner, SC 29461
843 761-8509 (ask for store) Mepkinstore@gmail.com
Combing the historical significance of the Christmas Nativity with the diversity of cultures and artists that have interpreted it through the ages, "Finding Bethlehem" guides you thoughtful commentaries of theologians and collectors alike, to artist statements and the voices of "behind-thes-scenes" participants in the Festival, the book explores the spiritual and artistic meaning of the Nativity.Available at the Abbey Store