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Franciscan Monastery

1400 Quincy St Northeast, Washington DC, DC 20017
+1 202-526-6800
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Beautiful but caution on the tour

The church on the grounds of the monastery is absolutely beautiful, as are the gardens on the... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2016
Jess Z
via mobile
a phenomenal visit through holy land

this semi accurate replica of the Holy Land famous spots brings a little of what that experience... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2016
Hagerstown, Maryland
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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
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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The church on the grounds of the monastery is absolutely beautiful, as are the gardens on the grounds. The idea behind this place is "if you can't visit the holy land, visit here," and as such the church contains replicas and artifacts designed to resemble...More

3  Thank Jess Z
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

this semi accurate replica of the Holy Land famous spots brings a little of what that experience must be like. The church alone is worth the visit! Do a free guided tour to make the most of the experience and tour the catacombs and other...More

Thank Manmap
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The architecture is fabulous, only surpassed by the beautiful grounds. Excellent tour guide was amazing and made the tour a very informative and delightful experience.

Thank desertsailor
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This monastery has lovely grounds and free parking. It is easily accessible from the CUA/Brookland Metro stop. There is an excellent Introduction to the Holy Places and the site of the Crucifixion and the Tomb of Resurrection are exact replicas. The gift store is OK...More

1  Thank chrisV9772TA
Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you have the time and you're visiting Catholic University or the National Shrine, it is worth walking the half-mile to see this monastery. The grounds and the building are beautiful -- a great way to find a calm space in the city.

Thank Matt D
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is a wonderful place visit to admire the interior work of the main hall, to learn about Christianity, and to enjoy the wonderful the outdoor garden. The place can be easily accessed and found by car. It is located in the Brookland area (sometime...More

Thank Prawet J
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!!

Thank aleary991
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...More

Thank Stacy C
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.

Thank debbiepettigrew
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...More

1  Thank Tom M
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Is it open every day of the year?
26 December 2016|
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Response from Manmap | Reviewed this property |
No...check their website for days/hours..
What is the dress code for tourists?
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