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Saint Joseph's Abbey

167 N Spencer Rd, Spencer, MA 01562-1233
+1 508-885-8700
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Beautiful and Peaceful

Stopped in one day while passing by and so glad we did. The grounds are beautiful along with the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
New England
Peaceful day of reflection at the Abby.

Completely wonderful reflective experience at the abby. An hour here will remind you where He wants... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Jeanette R
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167 N Spencer Rd, Spencer, MA 01562-1233
+1 508-885-8700
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in one day while passing by and so glad we did. The grounds are beautiful along with the view. You can also attend a church service through a special public entrance and observe the service in a separate seating area. After that you should...More

Thank TheDinerDude
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Completely wonderful reflective experience at the abby. An hour here will remind you where He wants you to be. Religious retreat center is amazing, the fields, jams, brewery...all breathtaking. Work and pray has new meaning when you see what these monks have accomplished through devotion...More

Thank Jeanette R
Reviewed 27 August 2017

St joseph abbey in spencer, ma is the birth place of the trappist monks jellies - they are made here and sold here

Thank walter s
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Saint Joseph's Abbey is a delightful place to visit. The grounds are lovely and the religious services are inspirational and moving. The Trappists make jellies and jams that put dear ol' mom to shame. An overwhelming variety is displayed in the gift shop..Additionally, there are...More

Thank SnookyBabe
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Great place to walk around and explore. Saw some amazing things and got some great pictures. Went here on our last day of the trip and it was very relaxing. The gift shop is definitely one of the highlights.

Thank nicoleboyles12
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful grounds and buildings at this monastery. The Trappist Monks here make some of the best preserves we have ever had. They are available in the supermarket but there's something special about getting them at the source...besides the huge variety of flavors. Gift shop also...More

Thank MyGirlsDad
Reviewed 23 July 2017

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

3  Thank Maurene_K
Reviewed 11 July 2017

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.

1  Thank SwedishSoul
Reviewed 9 July 2017

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

1  Thank Michael F
Reviewed 25 June 2017

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.

1  Thank joanninct
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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.