Mepkin Abbey, in charming Moncks Corner, is home to Trappist monks, an ancient monastic tradition formed in the 6th century. If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind experience, the Creche Festival at Mepkin Abbey is an event you don’t want to miss, with close to 100 creches from the abbey’s collection on display each year. We will stop for lunch at the Barony House following our visit to Mepkin Abbey. Lunch is on your own. Departure time 8:30 a.m. Activity level 4.