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Address: 28 Beach Ave, Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME 04043
Phone Number: 207-967-4865
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: St. Anthony's Monastery is situated on a 66 acre estate with lovely...
St. Anthony's Monastery is situated on a 66 acre estate with lovely rolling lawns, riverside walking paths and English Gardens.
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Serene and peaceful

Don't skip this little treasures. We are not specifically religious but we both believe in a higher power. At first we felt a little like we were on chosen ground, not meant for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Kealey B
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Colchester, Vermont, United States
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Colchester, Vermont, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Don't skip this little treasures. We are not specifically religious but we both believe in a higher power. At first we felt a little like we were on chosen ground, not meant for us. NOT true at all, the beauty the serenity and the friendliness of the gentleman in the gift shop makes this a lovely walk on a nice... More 

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Clinton
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Wonderful and friendly people, beautiful walking paths, very quiet and peaceful! The items I purchased in the quaint gift shop were blessed and this wonderful, spiritual man even remembered us from a year ago when we were there last.

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North Conway, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Love walking the grounds and visiting the church and gift shop. Just a wonderful spot to visit. It's a place I find so tranquil to pray and meditate at.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Hiked around the grounds in the snow, quiet and peaceful. Chapel was closed but was a nice respite. A true sanctuary, with some neat sculpture on the grounds (Latvian monument, I think).

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

A wonderful place to visit. Church service by the monks. During Christmas Prelude in December, Christmas carols are sung with a huge attendance of carollers.

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Spring, Tx
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101 reviews 101 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Beautiful and peaceful tour of monastery. Walking paths and outdoor chapels. Gift shop. Recommend a stop if you are looking to find something to do.

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Rochester, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This was a most intriguing place. It was highly recommended, so we walked around and took many pictures. Very peaceful!

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Houston
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157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Hike the grounds and enjoy the serenity. Visit the chapel and make a contribution. Very peaceful and serene.

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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317 reviews 317 reviews
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We stumbled on this quite by accident, and it proved to be a great bonus. The grounds are beautifully manicured and dotted with large shrines. It was a joy to walk around and visit them and read about their significance. This is a must for anyone interested in religion, architect or just an appreciation of spirituality and meditation. I could... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

When we were children my folks took us here a few times for outdoor Masses in the Grotto when we stayed near Biddeford Pool and/or the Kennebunks for a few weeks in the summer. It's been years since I've visited this Monastery, but the grounds are beautiful and peaceful, and the church itself worth a trip inside. When was the... More 

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