MEPKIN ABBEY & BERKELEY COUNTY MUSEUM - March 20, 2019

PRICE PER PERSON $80

Mepkin Abbey is an active Trappist monastery located on the Cooper River. The property was first the plantation home of Henry Laurens, Congressional Constitutional president from 1762 through 1911. It was later purchased by publisher and philanthropist Henry R. Luce and his wife, Clare Boothe Luce who gave the property to the Roman Catholic Church for a monastic foundation in 1949. The beautifully landscaped grounds and gardens were developed through time by the three long-term occupants, each who nourished the land offering a rich architectural and botanical legacy.

We will be greeted by a Trappist Monk at the monastery and provide a guided tour of the Church with dialogue regarding the Orders history and beliefs. You will have time to leisurely walk the breathtaking gardens and browse the gift shop. The shop offers mushrooms grown at the Abbey’s farm, candies, preserves and creamed honey as well as a variety of specialty gift items.

After lunch at the Barony House, we will tour the Berkeley County Museum and Heritage Center, located on the grounds of the Old Santee Canal Park. The Museum chronicles the area’s history as far back as 4,000 B.C. through exhibits and artifacts that focus on Francis Marion (the Swamp Fox), American Indians, Colonial Life, Civil War, early medicine, rural electrification, early education and the Francis Marion National Forest.

HIGHLIGHTS
Mepkin Abbey
Old Santee Canal Park
Berkeley County Museum

INCLUDED
Transportation Roundtrip
Storehouse Tours Escort
Admission to Listed Attractions
Lunch at the Barony House

DEPARTURES
Surfside Beach, SC

BOOKINGS
Contact Robin McCall at
(843) 235-2966 or e-mail
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PAYMENT SCHEDULE
Due Upon Reserving Space
Make check payable to Storehouse Tours and mail to:

Storehouse Tours
37 Heather Drive
Pawleys Island, SC 29585

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Activity Levels

We have a number of goals when choosing tour destinations for our clients.  In an effort to make choosing a tour easier for you we will assign an "ACTIVITY LEVEL" for each tour.   These levels are:

1- MOSTLY RIDING

2- SOME WALKING, STANDING, AND SOME RIDING

3- MORE WALKING , STANDING,THAN RIDING

4- MOSTLY  WALKING AND/OR STANDING FOR EXTENDED PERIODS.

Testimonials

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CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS

100% refund on tour payments when cancellation received 60 days in advance of tour departure
50% refund on tour payments when cancellation received 30 days in advance of tour departure •
* unless otherwise noted on individual trips by partner tour companies