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Franciscan Monastery

1400 Quincy St Northeast, Washington DC, DC 20017
+1 202-526-6800
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Garden tour and more

On a sunny Saturday, I joined a small group at the Franciscan Monastery for their free garden tour... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Margaret C
Bethesda, Maryland
via mobile
A very soothing and wonderful place to visit

While staying in D,C. we decided to take our car to the monastery, it was only about 20 minuites... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Long Island, New York
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The monastery in DC is the closest that some will get to visiting the Holy Land. The Monastery of Mount St. Sepulchre, designated a National Historic Site in 1991, has been a place of worship and pilgrimage for thousands of visitors since the church's dedication in 1899. Free tours are given daily of the catacombs, church, and gardens.
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1400 Quincy St Northeast, Washington DC, DC 20017
+1 202-526-6800
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

On a sunny Saturday, I joined a small group at the Franciscan Monastery for their free garden tour. The Monastery is located near the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception which is the better known institution, and is often dwarfed by it...More

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While staying in D,C. we decided to take our car to the monastery, it was only about 20 minuites from the wardman park marriott.Boy are we glad we took this trip there the grounds there are so well kept, and so serene to walk through...More

Thank lizfalco50
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I though this was just another church but it is so much more. At first the inside of the church is not that impressive as other in the area. Once you go under the church to the catacombs and walk the grounds you will see...More

3  Thank pdrocean
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This was another site I read about on Trip Advisor, so I decided I must visit. It was AMAZING! Inside are actual reproductions of holy sites--Jesus's birthplace; tomb; Calvary; and on and on. There are guided tours--I don't think you are allowed to go into...More

Thank ShazaamIam
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the monastery. It is definitely something you should see when visiting DC.

Thank Clint H
Reviewed 3 July 2017

I have been to the Franciscan Monastery many times, but it has been a few years. We were really pleased with our visit yesterday. We attended Mass then stayed for the tour.Many people had the same idea, so our tour group was pretty large. The...More

Thank Eileen D
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This complex offers visitors a full-up replica of Holy Land sites and a copy/real-life sized of the sites in Assisi associated with St. Francis ("Brother Sun; Sister Moon"). It is swell. The brown-clad monks have first hand experience in the Holy Land itself and are...More

Thank PRiver_12
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Beautiful gardens, hidden grottoes and a magnificent church surrounding a Franciscan monastery in Northeast Washington near Catholic University, the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and the Pope John Cultural Center. If you're Catholic, you might like to try Mass here. Regardless, this is a quiet...More

Thank DCMaryAlice
Reviewed 17 May 2017

First, let me say I thought it was awesome. It was truly worth my time and effort. I would recommend it. Here are my suggestions: If you are seeing this and the Basilica on the same day, see this first. Although the emphasis of each...More

3  Thank AMP0907
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The tour is fine. The building is nice. It's not as super amazing as I thought it would be. I imagined it would be like the Cloisters in NYC or some other ancient style building. The installations and reliefs and artwork everywhere is actually very...More

1  Thank ibadger
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26 December 2016|
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Response from Tom M | Reviewed this property |
closed Mondays, holy days, federal holidays. I would go back.
12 July 2016|
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Response from Motzof4 | Reviewed this property |
There is no official dress code, but since it is a Monastery I would suggest that you do not wear shorts. As tourists your more modest clothing would be a good idea. My husband wore long pants and so did I - not jeans. But... More