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Mepkin Abbey and Gardens

1098 Mepkin Abbey Road
Moncks CornerSC  29461
(843) 761-8509


Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00a - 4:00p, Sunday: 1:00p - 3:00p
Guided Tours: 11:30a & 3:00p during open hours

Once a month, on a Friday, the monks have a day of total silence and solitude. They call these the “Desert Days” and no tours of the monastery are given on these days. Please see the website for the dates at

Mepkin Abbey is a community of Roman Catholic monks established in 1949 on the site of the historic Mepkin Plantation located on the Cooper River.

Many visitors come to see the Mepkin Abbey Church and the Nancy Bryan Luce Gardens. Visitors can walk the Gardens leisurely. For visitors wishing to visit the Church, there are guided tours at 11:30a (Tuesday through Saturday) and 3:00p (Tuesday through Sunday).