There’s A Monastery Hidden Along The River In South Carolina And You’ll Want To Visit

You never know what you’ll find hidden along the back roads in the Palmetto State. But one thing you may not expect is to find a Trappist Monk Monastery hidden along the banks of the Cooper River! You may be equally delighted to learn you can visit this magical place! Read on to discover more.

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Mepkin Abbey is located at 1098 Mepkin Abbey Rd., Moncks Corner, SC 29461. You can take a self-guided tour of the gardens Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Guided tours ($5 per person) are offered at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, except on any Friday designated a Desert Day.

Find out more about Mepkin Abbey on its official website.