Monasteries

The breathtaking churches, the extensive gardens and waterfall feature and the peace and solitude of New Skete welcome you to learn about its history, art and culture. 

A typical visit to New Skete includes a tour of the churches, with one of the brothers giving a lecture on their history and the icons depicted on the walls, a question-and-answer session, a visit to the Meditation Garden, a slice of cheesecake, a visit to the monks’ gift shop and a stop at the nuns’ monastery to purchase cheesecake for home.

 You may even catch a glimpse of the famed New Skete German Shepherd dog.

The fee for this tour is $6.00.  This covers the slice of cheesecake and a small stipend for the monk providing the tour.

There is ample parking and buses are easily accommodated. 
New Skete tours are wheelchair accessible.


Tours are not available on Sundays and Mondays. 

To schedule a group visit please submit the form below.
Groups tours are for groups of 10 or more people and are by appointment only.
For smaller parties we have a self-guided tour brochure on the bell tower.


Group Tours


 

Groups are welcome!​