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Monastery Museum Tour @ Monastery Museum – Teutopolis, IL

August 7 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

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An event every month that begins at 12:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until November 7, 2022

Monastery Museum Tour @ Monastery Museum – Teutopolis, IL
First Sunday of the Month April – November
12:30 pm – 4 pm –

Come out and tour the Monastery Museum in Teutopolis, open the first Sunday of the month from April through November. Tours take place from 12:30pm to 4:00pm. Price is $5 for adults and $1 for children 14 and under.

There are more than 30 rooms open for viewing in the museum, which is housed on the second floor in the former Franciscan Novitiate building at St. Francis Church in Teutopolis. An elevator is available for access to the first and second floors from the lower-level entry. The articles are on display in the “cells” or bedrooms of the Novices.

The Monastery Museum is known for its collection of articles and books used by the Franciscan Friars during their novitiate year. Bibles in different languages and books from the 1700’s and the Theological Seminary are also on display. Other articles on display are items used by early Teutopolis pioneers including furniture, clocks, quilts, toys and various household items. Also displayed among the thousands of items are carpentry and farm tools used by families of Teutopolis.

The tour includes the Mausoleum and St. Francis Church, with stained glass windows which depict events in the life of St. Francis.

Volunteers are stationed at various tour points to explain displays and assist visitors.

Special group tours for 10 or more adults or school groups can be arranged for days other than the scheduled Sunday openings, call St. Francis Church at (217) 961-6404 (press 4) and leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible. You can also email them at [email protected]

Find them at facebook.com/MonasteryMuseum and read posts about community and heritage.


August 7
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Monastery Museum
110 S. Garrett
Teutopolis, IL 62467 United States
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