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St. Anthony's Monastery

28 Beach Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04043-7628
+1 207-967-4865
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Calm Place

We came during summer for a visit. Very close to downtown. Lovely grounds to walk about with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Patricia D
Amherst, Massachusetts
via mobile
Passing through....

I found it interesting to explore this active monastery. The grounds and building are nicely kept... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robert L
Amherst, Massachusetts
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St. Anthony's Monastery is situated on a 66 acre estate with lovely rolling lawns, riverside walking paths and English Gardens.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“gift shop” (20 reviews)
28 Beach Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04043-7628
+1 207-967-4865
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came during summer for a visit. Very close to downtown. Lovely grounds to walk about with beautiful outside chapel as well as nice inside chapel. Mass is held in both locations. We hope to come back for all the Christmas festivities.

Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I found it interesting to explore this active monastery. The grounds and building are nicely kept, but the outdoor altar and seating was particularly interesting. Worth a stroll around.

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 15 August 2017

By all means, stop here to take a break from the busy downtown area of Kennebunkport. It is open and inviting and set in a magnificent area of beauty.

1  Thank Linda M
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We stumbled upon the Monastery and found the peaceful serenity to be wonderful. The grounds are beautifully maintained; the trails are easy to walk, and very quiet. Mass is also offered, both inside and outside of the chapel. In these very busy times, we found...More

1  Thank Stephanie R
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

It was a cloudy somewhat rainy day so we decided to visit this monastery. We attended mass there and stayed afterwards to say the rosary. We talked to one of the Franciscan monks at length before mass. An older priest who surprised us as we...More

1  Thank Laurianne T
Reviewed 20 July 2017

It was fascinating to learn the land was given to Lithuanian monks after WWII to escape religious persecution.

Thank lrobinson2g2
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Very convenient to town and where the "action" is. Clean, quiet, price reasonable. Grounds are beautiful and the breakfast is fabulous.

Thank Raymond K
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Our tour of Kennebunkport and the surrounding area eventually led us to St. Anthony's. We learned the original Tudor style mansion (circa 1900) on 200 acres of land was purchased by the Lithuanian Franciscans after World War II. On arriving we followed a wooded path...More

Thank westie2
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Very peaceful place and beautiful to look at. Nice gift shop, worth the stop if you are looking for that special religious gift. Stop in the chapel to light a candle.

Thank GaryWT
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Just a short walk from Dock Square, this is off the beaten path. It was quiet and serene. We enjoyed walking through the gardens to see the sculptures, flowers and trees and awesome views of the Kennebunk River. The stained glass inside the monastery is...More

Thank LOUANN10
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teresa k
8 October 2016|
Response from CherylPhiladelphia | Reviewed this property |
You need to call and inquire.... Maine in general is dog friendly (we took our dog this year 2016) But we carefully checked all our lodging and dining choices (btw- call!!!!! Some places do not advertise ok for well mannered... More
13 August 2016|
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Response from J20ELA111 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure where the Prelude is - there was loads of parking a one min. walk from the modestly in a large parking lot.

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