- Becoming a Monk
- Who We Are
Visitors are welcome! Enjoy the gardens at your leisure or a guided tour of the church. (Note: The guided church tours include a walk from the Reception Center to the Abbey Church, a distance of about a quarter of a mile.) Reservations required for groups of 10+.
Dogs are allowed on the property but must be on a leash. Please pick up after your dog.
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.
There will be not tours of the monastery and church from Nov. 11 to Dec. 3 because of the Creche Festival.
Please note that there are no tours on Sundays and Mondays.
Please visit us during these days/hours:
Tuesday – Saturday: 9am – 4pm
Sunday: 1pm – 3pm
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 2018 are:
Mepkin Abbey Reception Center/Gift Shop
1098 Mepkin Abbey Rd.
Moncks Corner, SC 29461
843 761-8509 (ask for store)
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