Some folks come to see the Mepkin Abbey Church and the Nancy Bryan Luce Gardens. They might stay only a few minutes or they may walk the Gardens leisurely and remain for an hour or more. Stop by the Reception center for a map of the Gardens and for any other information you may need. For those wishing to visit the Church, there are guided tours at 11:30 A.M. and 3 P.M. (Tuesday through Saturday) There are NO tours on Sundays. Mepkin is closed to Visitors on Mondays.
No reservations are required for individual visitors. Groups of 10 or more persons and bus tours are asked to make reservations. You may use the form at the bottom of the page or call (843) 761-8509.
Mushrooms and garden compost from the Abbey’s farm, and candies, preserves and creamed honey from other Trappist Abbeys are available at the Reception Center Gift Shop. The Shop also offers select books, tapes, religious articles, icons, candles, and other specialty gift items.
Tuesday – Saturday: 9AM – 4PM
Sunday: 1PM – 3PM
Guided Tours: 11:30AM & 3PM, Tuesdays to Saturdays
Gardens are open daily from 9 to 7 PM.
Vigils: 3:20-4 AM
Lauds: 6:30-7 AM
Mass: 7:30-8:15 AM
Terce: 8:30-8:45 AM
Sext: 12-12:20 PM
Vespers: 6-6:30 PM
Compline: 7:35-8:00 PM
Sundays – same, except no Terce:
Mass: 10:00 AM
Vespers & Benediction: 5-6 PM
A Note on the Cloister
The cloister is the Brothers’ home. A path has been designated for visitors to see the Church and the library while on tour. Please respect the monks’ privacy and observe signs designating Monastic Areas.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on group reservations. Include your name, phone, tour company, and desired date and time of visit.