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Franciscan Monastery

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1400 Quincy St Northeast, Washington DC, DC 20017
+1 202-526-6800
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Beautiful Setting

Faithful reproduction of Holy Land architecture and sites, including the Holy Sepulchre, Roman... read more

Reviewed February 24, 2017
Vic C
Quiet, relaxing, beautiful.

Quiet, relaxing, beautiful. I spent and hour looking around and sitting. Only two other visitors... read more

Reviewed January 19, 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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 February 24, 2017

Faithful reproduction of Holy Land architecture and sites, including the Holy Sepulchre, Roman catacombs, and the Rosary Portico. As beautiful as the Church and shrines are, the grounds are doubly beautiful, and in the spring one could literally spend hours upon hours there. We've been...More

Thank Vic C
Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

Quiet, relaxing, beautiful. I spent and hour looking around and sitting. Only two other visitors the whole time. I'm not religious, but this is just a nice place to self reflect, even if you are not religious.

Thank patrickmeyer
Reviewed December 15, 2016

The Monastery is a little unique tucked away gem in the Nation's Capital. In the area of the National Basilica, well worth a visit for Catholics and non-Catholics alike; anyone who appreciates unique architecture, gardens, and solemn places in general. The guided tour is worth...More

1  Thank Stephen F
Reviewed December 13, 2016

Not easy to get to (red line from Union Station and longish walk up a hill) but worth the effort. Guided tours of sites made to look like the Holy Land. We were concerned that this would be tacky but it is well done and...More

2  Thank den979
Reviewed November 27, 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 November 13, 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 October 23, 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 October 19, 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 October 16, 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 October 14, 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
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December 26, 2016|
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Response from Tom M | Reviewed this property |
closed Mondays, holy days, federal holidays. I would go back.
July 12, 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