Monastery Immaculate Conception
The Monastery Immaculate Conception is a historic monastery that is still in operation. A group of Benedictine nuns live and work at the monastery, serving the community as they have for over one hundred years. The monastery serves an interest for people wanting to learn about the religious aspect, but the building itself also presents itself as an attraction for those that are fascinated by history or architecture. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Monastery Immaculate Conception Historical District.
Backstory and Context
Today, the monastery no longer runs as a school, but it has been expanded upon from the original convent. Along with the nun's quarters and chapel, there is also a gift shop, bakery, and retreat for tourists to stay at. There is also a Monastery Event Hall that can be rented for wedding receptions or other special events. Mass is still performed Monday through Friday. Visitors to the monastery can join one of the tours or call to schedule a group tour.