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Address: 28 Beach Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04043-7628
Phone Number: +1 207-967-4865
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St. Anthony's Monastery is situated on a 66 acre estate with lovely rolling...

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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Lovely serene surroundings and pathways

Stopped by specifically to visit gift shop for a crucifix for a friend. Very friendly volunteer working there, and he was so helpful. This shop had exactly what I was looking... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Mars Hill, North Carolina
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Mars Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stopped by specifically to visit gift shop for a crucifix for a friend. Very friendly volunteer working there, and he was so helpful. This shop had exactly what I was looking for. Enjoyed the surrounding woods and paths and structures. Lovely nativity scene in one area. Nice place to slow down and meditate.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the hotel recommended this as a place to visit for a nice walk on the trails. It was unique, and beautiful, and obviously spiritual with many religious statues, monuments along the way. About 1-2 miles worth of trails along the water and in the woods. Easy hike for all ages on trails. Can't get lost, all trails lead you back... More 

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maybe the Monastery wants it this way, but the gift shop was very hard to find! The grounds are beautiful, though and it was very peaceful.

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Mount Vernon, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

This was interesting to see, but self guided so we walked the grounds, inside & were ready to go within 1 1/2 hrs.

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North Caldwell, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Who would have imagined that a group of Lithuanian monks, escaping Stalin, would ended up in Kennebunkport? Interesting monastery with unusual indoor chapel I am Catholic and have visited many churches and chapels in my travels, and this is one of the more unusual in an odd way. I found it interesting. Outdoors, there is a walking path which leads... More 

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Newington, CT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Sometimes the Kennebunks can be just a little too bustling, even in the shoulder season. A long walk through the grounds at St. Anthony's will restore you in more ways than one. Although it is a house of faith, and does have a guest house, all are welcome to walk the grounds and gardens. Other visitors will respect your space,... More 

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seacoast, nh
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

We walked the paths on a lovely fall day. Noone else was there so we were able to walk and reflect in quiet solitude. We walked to the two outside chapels and went into the inside chapel.

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Hopkinton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

We had not stopped here previously. It is a monastery that now offers a bunk house or bed and breakfast retreat. The grounds include an outdoor chapel and several other large sculptures. There are hiking trails and a gift shop.

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Yarmouth, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

The grounds, chapel, and walking path of this monastery are just lovely and a must see when visiting the Kennebunks, regardless of your faith. Should you wish to purchase a souvenier or religious article the resident gift shop has an extensive line of products. Catholic mass is celebrated in the chapel.

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East Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

This is a great place to spend an hour or two exploring the walking paths and gardens as well as stopping to appreciate the shrines that can be see throughout the monastery. Plenty of parking and free for all to enjoy.

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