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This is a unique site to enjoy the quiet of a riverside park about an hour outside of Charleston. It's a very low intensity day; easy to park; probably should call ahead and verify what's open when. The gardens are very nice anytime of year,...More
Powerful worship and quiet peace for the soul. The monks were gracious and hospitable!!! The grounds are well kept and the retreat center has a wonderful library with relaxing music in the background. If you have experienced stress in your life and have found a...More
This beautiful exhibit is a wonderful way to usher in the holiday season. There are outside displays along garden paths and a large collection to view inside the library. Space is tight in the library so be prepared for a line and a waiting time....More
Mepkin Abbey was originally a plantation, where the main crop was rice--- to a hunting lodge---Before it was donated to the Trappist Monks, it was my husbands' and his brothers & sisters play ground. My husbands father was a saw mill operator and was hired...More
We were in town from Michigan, visiting family in Summerville. We read Mepkin Abbey was dog friendly.
Unfortunately, we were turned away by a mean-spirited woman. She made several rude comments at us, because we had dogs. She kept saying just leave your dogs in...More