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Address: 1400 Quincy St Northeast, Washington DC, DC 20017
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+1 202-526-6800
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
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The monastery in DC is the closest that some will get to visiting the Holy...

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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so beautiful!

I had no idea a monastery like this was even in DC, and my friends certainly didn't! It is an incredible grounds and peaceful place to relax and slow down from our busy lives. i... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I had no idea a monastery like this was even in DC, and my friends certainly didn't! It is an incredible grounds and peaceful place to relax and slow down from our busy lives. i recommend it to all!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Finding this location was quite easy. When I walked in I was greeted by a pleasant attendant, who directed me to the guided tour area which I am very grateful I did because he passionately shared a wealth of information. An excellent guide. The grounds were immaculately kept and quite peaceful. One can easily spend an entire day here and... More 

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Fort Garland, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

After many years I thought if this beautiful church, I count my blessings that I was lead here. A hidden gem.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

A totally moving experience is what I felt. I am not overly religious. I came to the monastery at the request of my wife. I would recommend it to anyone. We took the last tour of the day and I was glad we did. I wish we had come earlier and had been able to visit the gardens, they looked... More 

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Winchester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We had no idea what an interesting visit this would be. The guided tour was excellent. The next best thing to a visit to the Holy Land without the arduous travel, high cost, inconveniences and physicsl risk! If you are a devout Christian or if not this is a fascinating visit. The church, the replicas of Holy Land religious sites,... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

It was a beautiful day when we visited and toured the gardens. The visitor desk staffer was helpful and friendly and the tour guide knowledgeable and interesting. We toured the entire garden, including the lower grotto, the cemetery, and the vegetable garden. It was all lovely, even in the early fall. Afterward we didn't join the tour of the cathedral,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The monastery is amazing in its details and since I probably won’t be to the Holy Land any time soon it was interesting to get a sense of the sites without having to travel there. Although the church itself is beautiful, especially the scene of the Crucifixion, my favorite part was wondering through the gardens. Walking through the gardens was... More 

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Hyattsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I go to the Monastery every Christmas and Easter because of the beautiful decorations and the wonderful music. At Christmas the inside of the church is decorated and in the spring the entire Church and gardens are ablaze with color.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The monastery was beautiful and the tour was interesting. The tour takes 45 minutes and includes the cathedral and catacombs! Had no idea there were catacombs! Spend some time walking the groups including the grotto. The garden is amazing old growth with multiple spiritual and just plain beautiful stopping points. A bit hard to find without GPS mapping... But worth... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

It's definitely a bit of a commute from public transportation, but the site is amazing. The architecture inside and the garden is nothing short of stunning. Plus, the grottoes down below would satisfy any religion enthusiasts.

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