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Saint Joseph's Abbey

167 N Spencer Rd, Spencer, MA 01562-1233
+1 508-885-8700
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In Spencer, I went to Saint Joseph's Abbey to buy some Trappist fruit spreads direct from the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dover, New Hampshire
Stunning location

Be sure to drive up the hill to the abbey - the view is spectacular and it is so peaceful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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167 N Spencer Rd, Spencer, MA 01562-1233
+1 508-885-8700
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Reviewed 6 days ago

In Spencer, I went to Saint Joseph's Abbey to buy some Trappist fruit spreads direct from the source. The gift shop was right at the entrance to the abbey grounds. I bought one jar each of Trappist Blackberry Seedless Jam, Trappist Damson Plum Jam, and...More

1  Thank Maurene_K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to drive up the hill to the abbey - the view is spectacular and it is so peaceful. Before leaving stop at the gift shop for a variety of items: jams/jellies, candies, humorous religious cards, religious books, etc.

Thank SwedishSoul
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Though the actual Abbey is beautiful, the beer, jams and jellies and candies are the reason to visit the gift shop! I always pick up the Strawberry Rhubarb Jam. The brewery is only open once a year in June! This year over 5000 people showed...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The grounds of Saint Joseph's Abbey are beautiful and peaceful. The church has two visitor chapels to sit and pray. The Trappists monks who live at the Abbey are self-sustaining and make incredible jams, preserves and beer.

Thank joanninct
Reviewed 21 March 2017

these brothers are very god like and the church feels better than home the gift shop is packed with medals and jams and you can also order beer online from this thank god for them if you cant find peace here you will never find...More

Thank Gary E
Reviewed 20 January 2017

This American religious site is awesome. Nestled in rolling hills St. Joseph Abbey and bell tower is so beautiful in any season and in any weather. It is located about 50 miles from Boston, Providence, Hartford and Springfield, MA. Bring your spirit and your camera...More

Thank BobbyP009
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Wonderful on several levels, I love the beauty of the landscape and the monastery church. The monks sing wonderfully at their prayer times. The gift shop has a lot too not to mention the new beer.

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I'm not sure why others come to the Abbey, but this place is such a wonderful, quiet, peaceful place to just take in nature and reflect. My son had his photos taken there. The stone monastery is striking and welcomes guests to come in pray...More

Thank Cathie S
Reviewed 26 July 2016

If you stop at the Abbey I would recommend arriving about 4 or 4:15 and visit the gift store. Jams are excellent. Then go to the chapel on the hill and listen to Vespers, on Sunday they Started at 5:10 pm and ended 5:50 pm...More

Thank Howard R
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is truly "a poem in stone." I have been going here for decades with total approval and enjoyment!

Thank BobbyP009
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3 October 2015|
Response from sssster | Reviewed this property |
They do not do tours. The brewery is within the monastic enclosure which is closed to the public.