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Address: 28 Beach Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04043-7628
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+1 207-967-4865
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St. Anthony's Monastery is situated on a 66 acre estate with lovely rolling...

St. Anthony's Monastery is situated on a 66 acre estate with lovely rolling lawns, riverside walking paths and English Gardens.

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A Must Stop!

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!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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!

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Thank Robert G
Scarborough, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 a perfect place to take a walk around the shrines and down to the river... More 

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Thank 888major
Billerica, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 fact that the gift shop is set to the side of the building as it... More 

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Thank Natal1225
Kennebunkport, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 sit and pray or just to meditate! There are several other religious shrines located on... More 

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Thank Rick L
Swampscott, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the water. They also have a Guest House connected to the property but the lodging... More 

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Milton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

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

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Mars Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 area. Nice place to slow down and meditate.

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Thank msburddawg
Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

the hotel recommended this as a place to visit for a nice walk on the trails. It was unique, and beautiful, and obviously spiritual with many religious statues, monuments along the way. About 1-2 miles worth of trails along the water and in the woods. Easy hike for all ages on trails. Can't get lost, all trails lead you back... More 

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Maybe the Monastery wants it this way, but the gift shop was very hard to find! The grounds are beautiful, though and it was very peaceful.

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Thank AngelaJustineH
Mount Vernon, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This was interesting to see, but self guided so we walked the grounds, inside & were ready to go within 1 1/2 hrs.

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