Things to Do

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The Abbey is blessed with both landscaped and natural grounds, and walkways offer a peaceful place to stroll and enjoy the architecture of the Abbey buildings. A walking path that runs parallel to Abbey Drive allows guests to follow the Stations of the Cross.

The Romanesque-style Abbey Church is the center of life on the Hilltop. You are welcome to gather with the monks for prayer or just enjoy the art, architecture and silence.

Guests are encouraged to visit the Mount Angel Abbey Library where they may read, study and enjoy the ambiance of our renowned library with its outstanding collection of theological and historical works. This building, designed by Alvar Aalto, houses more than 225,000 books, including many rare books and manuscripts.

The Abbey Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It features artifacts and curiosities from the Pacific Northwest and beyond, including a North American mammal collection and Holy Land artifacts.


The Abbey Bookstore and Coffeehouse is housed in the historic Press Building. It is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


U.S. mail may be deposited in the mail receptacle outside the Guest House office in the lobby, or you may wish to make the four-minute walk across the Hilltop to the Saint Benedict Post Office, housed in the Press Building. It is a full-service office, but with limited hours: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Plan Your Visit

Walking Tour

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