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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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Peaceful

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2014
Allison E
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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98 reviews 98 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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370 reviews 370 reviews
100 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 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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257 reviews 257 reviews
95 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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147 reviews 147 reviews
61 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
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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Des Moines, Iowa
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94 reviews 94 reviews
34 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Easy walk to hear from the center of town where all the shops and cafes are (it is on the road to the beach). The manicured lawns are nice, but take the modest trails through the woods, and to the waterfront where you will get a nice "reverse" view of the harbor. Religious leaning aside, this is an unexpectedly large... More 

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Whitefield, New Hampshire
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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We made our annual pilgrimage and enjoyed the peaceful grounds and a visit to the gift shop. The chapel was open and provided a beautiful place to pray. The grounds offer lovely walkways and surroundings and the squirrels and chipmunks danced around the place readying for winter. A good place to be still and let the spirit of God speak... More 

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Jaffrey, New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Decided to stop by as I had not been here in about 15 years. The grounds were still the same and it was nice to walk around a bit but not much to see. Still overall a nice place to stop and stretch your legs and see some of the outside alters.

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