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Mepkin Abbey

1098 Mepkin Abbey Road, Moncks Corner, SC 29461
Mepkin Abbey
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Milford, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the history of the founding of the Abbey. Beautiful grounds, too bad that on the day I visited it was raining. I suggest you go on a day it isn't raining in order to enjoy the beautiful gardens and and the view of the Cooper River. A very nice gift shop!

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Myrtle Beach, Sc
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We drove into the abbey and stopped at the visitors center. There was a scheduled monastery tour at 3 which we did not have time to do. The grounds were beautiful with Azeleas. There is not much else to see and would only takers than an hour minus the monastery tour.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Found a hidden secret on the grounds at the Abbey, a little book, great little find, you can write in, an share with others who come from all over, the one who owns the book writes inspiring,spiritual messages to people who may be in need. I now go back an write all the time an converse to this person and... More 

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Florence,Sc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We went in the month of December when they had their annual creche display. There were about 60 of them from around the world, both traditional and unique. What an incredible display! The gift shop is great, featuring their famous mushrooms and drizzle.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

If you are a spiritual person, particularly Christian though you needn't be catholic, do not pass up a week or weekend retreat here. Amazing price for the stay, amazing opportunities to be completely alone, to immerse yourself in the monastic lifestyle, and/or enjoy amazing gardens-- take your pick. I recommend coming alone, bringing many books, and wearing soft-soled shoes (my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

My husband and I went to Mepkin Abby after visiting Cypress Gardens in the morning. We got there around 4pm, so we had missed both of the tours for the day but the nice woman in the gift shop explained that the gardens were open until 6 so we should make ourselves at home and that there is a bench... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

They do have cabins they let people stay in and join the mocks in daily life, but we didn't stay. Still, it was a great day. I have often said that if you spend a week in Charleston, make a point to do a Cooper River swing to Cypress Gardens, Santee Canal Park, here, and Biggin Church ruins. Get there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

We read about Mepkin Abbey and decided to take a side trip. This abbey is located in a rural setting, the site of historic Mepkin Plantation, north of Charleston,SC. Should you wish to visit the Church, there are guided tours at 11:30AM (Tuesday -Saturday) and at 3PM (Tuesday- Sunday). Enjoy the gardens at your leisure. The area is beautiful and... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2007

I found this place online many years ago and told myself I would do a retreat there one day. That day finally came and I spent 7 wonderful days at Mepkin. Not having a Catholic background at all the chapel services were unfamiliar but they did not require you to be there or to participate, so I chose a seat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2005

When in the area leave an afternoon to walk and enjoy the gardens and the river. Again leave plenty of time to absorb all the beauty and peace of the Abby. For a treat, purchase free range eggs from the monks and help support a wonderful piece of nature -- Paul.

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