Across the road from the White Barn Inn, this monastery is a peaceful spot for walks through quiet grounds, chapels, and sculptures. The estate and property were purchased by Lithuanian Franciscans in 1947, who then added the grotto, statuary, and worship spaces. There’s a section of sculpture from the Vatican Pavilion at the 1964/1965 World’s Fair, as well as a chapel, an outdoor shrine, English gardens, statues, and a walking trail with some of the best river views in town. Park in the visitor’s lot and be respectful of the grounds. If you like the calm vibe here, you can even stay overnight.
The Kennebunks› Attraction
St. Anthony’s Franciscan Monastery
North side of Beach Ave.
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours Daily dawn–dusk Prices Free admission
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