Moncks Corner, South Carolina: Mepkin Abbey Tree Carvings

Statues of bible scenes carved by monks from fallen trees are part of the garden landscape at a Roman Catholic abbey along the river.

Address:
1098 Mepkin Abbey Rd, Moncks Corner, SC
Directions:
From US Hwy 52, exit south onto Hwy 402 for 2 mi., turn right on Dr. Evans Rd. Abbey will be about 5.8 miles on right.
Hours:
Tu-Sa 9-4, Su 1-4, tours 11:30, 3. Closed M. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
843-761-8509
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Mepkin Abbey Tree Carvings.

Mepkin Abbey Tree Carvings

The Mepkin Abbey Tree Carvings. Under a big oak near the cross, I paused to write in my journal.

[Lisa, 06/11/2016]
Mepkin Abbey

While exploring the Abbey, I came across a box by a huge oak tree, hidden slightly in the ground, with a journal inside it. I saw that many people from all over had discovered the book and wrote various messages in the journal. It seems, too, that the owner of the journal makes various trips there to update and talk to all who find this hidden book. Go explore there and see if you can find it for yourself. I will give you a tip: it is over in the area by the huge cross, behind the iron gate. It's a special hidden secret there on the grounds of the Abbey.

[Evan, 10/15/2013]

Carving.

Mepkins Abbey Tree Carvings

Statues carvings made out of old oak trees. 6 miles outside Moncks Corner, South Carolina, on the Copper River. 52 north, then right on Hwy 402. Approx 2 miles look for sign, make right onto Dr Evans Rd, follow south, Abbey is on right.

[Outaboutsc, 12/29/2012]

Roman Catholic monks live on property that includes the abbey church, workshops, cemetery, gardens, and a gift shop in the Reception Center. Sculpture's depicting the Life of Christ are carved from fallen oak trees.


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