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St. Anthony's Monastery

28 Beach Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04043-7628
+1 207-967-4865
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Quiet and Serene

Take a few minutes to stop in and walk around the grounds. There are several spots you may stop... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Spring, Texas
via mobile
Quiet Stop

We drove by the monastery and decided to stop to take a look at it. It's a nice quiet place to... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Sophie V
Quebec, Canada
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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“gift shop” (23 reviews)
28 Beach Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04043-7628
+1 207-967-4865
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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Take a few minutes to stop in and walk around the grounds. There are several spots you may stop, sit, reflect and pray if you wish. The statues and grotto are very well maintained. Plenty of free parking and no entrance fee. Restrooms are also...More

Thank Gumgrove
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We drove by the monastery and decided to stop to take a look at it. It's a nice quiet place to meditate or relax, even if you are not a believer.

Thank Sophie V
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

The grounds here are really nice. There are a few places to roam around and visit. Perfect for quiet contemplation and solitude. I came here off-season so I can't speak to how busy it is during tourist season. The gift shop was closed as well.

Thank Ashley M
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Whether religious or not a wonderful place to see. The ground and sculptures and interesting and during Christmas Prelude it is a must take to sing carols with candles lit!

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This very old estate was purchased and converted to a beautiful Monestary after WWII. It has an interesting history of having belonged to a wealthy textile family until the mid-20thCentury. The chapel is still a lovely place for prayer and contemplation. But the grounds are...More

Thank 888major
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I LOVE this place! We were here during winter and didn't get to walk the grounds, but we did go to the gift shop and to Mass. I've gotta visit during either spring or summer where I can then walk the grounds. I love the...More

Thank Natal1225
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is where the "Candlelight Caroling" happens at Kennebunkport's famous Christmas festival, "Christmas Prelude". As you enter the grounds, you come upon a natural amphitheater where you'll see a large stone grotto set back from rows of wooden benches. This is a perfect place to...More

Thank Rick L
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Drove by the entrance say the sign and was interested to see what was behind the gates. When I drive down the driveway and say the open air Chapel and the walkways that lead to a path through the wooded area to a view of...More

Thank eldridgebf
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Located on peautiful grounds this is such a beautiful peaceful spot. Worth taking the trip to see this.

Thank 61elc
Reviewed 1 December 2016

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...More

Thank msburddawg
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teresa k
can we bring our well mannered dog?
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
It says not parking on the grounds for Prelude. Where did you park or how did you get there?
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.