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
Monday: Closed January 10th,11th & 12th Store will be closed. There will be tours available at 11:30 and 3.
Regular hours on January 13th, 14th & 15th.
January 17th, 18th & 19th, Store closed. Tours are available at 11:30 and 3. Regular hours on January 20th, 21st & 22nd.
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 2017 are:
January – 6
February – 3
March - 17
April – 7
May - 5
June – 2
July – 7
August – 4
September – 1
October - 6
November - 10
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
Vocation Thought for the Day
Jesus went across the river to be alone with the Father in prayer. Now if Jesus went apart in silence and solitude to pray, should I?