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Franciscan Monastery

1400 Quincy St Northeast, Washington DC, DC 20017
+1 202-526-6800
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I though this was just another church but it is so much more. At first the inside of the church is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
pdrocean
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This was another site I read about on Trip Advisor, so I decided I must visit. It was AMAZING... read more

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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 3 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Thank Clint H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 22 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 18 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

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Reviewed 18 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

Thank ibadger
Reviewed 14 April 2017

As a Catholic, I was in awe of the beauty of this monastery. I attended Palm Sunday Mass, gathering in the courtyard made my heart fill with love for fellow Christians. You must take the free tour, please give a donation.

Thank dogrings50
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful gem in NE DC. It feels like you've left the city and entered a monastery in a small Italian city. It's very calm and quiet here so if you're looking for a peaceful moment, this is the place to go.

Thank Joelle H
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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
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