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An active Trappist monastery that welcomes both men and women retreatants. Daily visitors are welcome. The former plantation home of Henry Laurens, Congressional Constitutional president, and later to publisher and philanthropist Henry R. Luce and his wife, Clare Boothe Luce, the beautifully landscaped grounds overlook the Cooper River. Clare Luce commissioned famous landscape architect Loutrell Briggs to create Mepkins Gardens. In 1988, the gardens were renovated through the efforts of Nancy Bryan Luce, wife of Henry Luce III, and for whom the gardens are named. Enjoy the gardens at your leisure or a guided tour of the church. Reservations required for groups of 10+.
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Moncks Corner
Coastal & Islands
1098 Mepkin Abbey RD,
Moncks Corner, SC 29461
(843) 761-8509
Info & Amenities
Drive north from Moncks Corner on US 52/17A. Cross Tail Race Canal Bridge, turn right at the traffic light, and right again onto Hwy. 402. After you cross Wadboo Creek Bridge, turn right onto Dr. Evans Rd. and go 6 mi.
$5 for church tour, includes a booklet
Days and Hours of Operation
Tu-Sa 11:30am and 3pm; Groups of 10+ must schedule ahead of time
Days and Holidays Closed
Mondays and Sundays
Free Admission