The Monastery of the Holy Spirit is the top destination in Rockdale County.

Natural Beauty

The natural beauty of this 2,000+ acre preserve and the artistry of its historic buildings set the stage for a place that speaks to the soul. The Monastery has always been open to the public, but in 2011, the monks incorporated a historic barn into a Monastic Heritage Center. The center includes an exhibit center, the largest bookstore of its kind in the Southeast and a renowned bonsai greenhouse. At the visitor center, guests can view a film about the history of the area, follow the history of monasticim through the ages and discover how a group of monks chose Georgia as their home in 1944.

 Built by the Monks

One of their most remarkable achievements is the construction of the Cloister and Abbey Church. Built by the monks themselves from poured concrete, the building is an engineering and architectural marvel. It has been called “Georgia’s Most Remarkable Concrete Building.”

The Monastery Visitor Center is open Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit the MOHS website. For more images, visit our slideshow here.