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.
No reservations are required for individual visitors. Groups of 10 or more persons and bus tours are asked to make reservations.
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.
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.