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Assisi Heights

1001 14th St NW, Rochester, MN 55901-2590
+1 507-280-2180
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Wonderful, tranquil place to veisit

This is a convent, so it is a private residence. They have certain days one can visit, so check... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Carolina G
Silver Spring, Maryland
Nice for short visit.

Not a lot to see for a tourist but it does have a nice church and grounds to walk around. It is a... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1001 14th St NW, Rochester, MN 55901-2590
+1 507-280-2180
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a convent, so it is a private residence. They have certain days one can visit, so check their website before. The visit includes the monastery, church and the grounds. Just the grounds are gorgeous gardens and serene spots. Wonderful place to take pictures,...More

Thank Carolina G
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Not a lot to see for a tourist but it does have a nice church and grounds to walk around. It is a retirement home for nuns.

Thank MandySSS
Reviewed 8 May 2017

My daughter and husband went to visit. They were told to come back another day, which they did. For somewhere that advertises all are welcomed, my 13 year old noted it didn't feel very welcoming. Way to go! ,

Thank elsier33
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Beautiful grounds and chapel. Tours are only available on Mon and Sat at 2:00, but go if you can. This is probably one of the top 5 things to see in Rochester. I could have spent an hour in the chapel alone.

Thank I9102QTthomasm
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We arrived just before the tours were ending for the afternoon, but were greeted warmly by the receptionist. She arranged for Sister Maguerite to take us on a short(45 mins.) tour of part of the Spirituality Center. She was a wonderful and interesting guide, telling...More

Thank Lou P
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We saw the ad in the Rochester mag about Honey for sale. We went to the gift shop and purchased 2 different types of Honey and had a nice visit with the checkout Sister. She gave us some very informative details and history of the...More

Thank Carl W
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We learned the role the Catholic Sisters with the first Mayo doctors to establish St. Mary's Hospital and the now Mayo Clinic. Very interesting history and beautiful site. It is well worth a visit.

Thank thormanrochelle6
Reviewed 9 November 2016

I was there for a musical concert, followed by a meal with the Sisters. Assisi Heights was for many years home to Sisters exclusively. They were self sufficient with gardens for vegetables,orchards for fruits and enclosures for some animals. Now with fewer Sisters in residence...More

Thank travela37
Reviewed 22 October 2016

I always wanted to tour Assisi Heights and was not disappointed. This is an absolutely gorgeous place. It was interesting to see the history of Assisi Heights and to hear the stories as well. The tour didn't take long, but was very interesting. Beautiful architecture...More

Thank Arielf3773
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Building not open to public on Sunday (religious residence, day of rest), but the grounds are lovely to wander around. We were with friends who live in the area and this place was recommended to us.

Thank sharonwilkins
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Response from Lou P | Reviewed this property |
The website says that you are supposed to book a free tour to see the "full tour". We apparently went on a Walk-in Wednesday, but it was supposed to end at 4pm. One of the sisters was kind enough to give us the "short... More