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Franciscan Monastery

1400 Quincy St Northeast, Washington DC, DC 20017
+1 202-526-6800
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Took a bus trip to the monastery and the monastery provided a tour of the church and crypt. Tour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bear H
Williamsburg, Virginia
Nothing short of amazing!

Built in 1899, the Franciscan Monastery is a re-creation of areas in the Holy Land, including the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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 1 week ago

Took a bus trip to the monastery and the monastery provided a tour of the church and crypt. Tour is about an hour. Monastery is about a 5 minute drive from the Basilica of the immaculate Conception in NE DC. The entire experience to include...More

Thank Bear H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built in 1899, the Franciscan Monastery is a re-creation of areas in the Holy Land, including the tomb where Jesus was laid after his death. They have also recreated some of the catacombs and have relics of saints there. There is much more there as...More

Thank 1AnnieEliza
Susan G, Public Relations Manager at Franciscan Monastery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are glad you had a great visit to the Franciscan Monastery and hope you will come back!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I strongly advise visiting in spring when the gardens in the monastery are a riot of colors and flowers. Close to the monastery is the impressive National Shrine of the Immaculate conception, on the grounds of The Catholic University of America, which is also worth...More

Thank Carlupi
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 7 September 2017

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 18 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

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Reviewed 11 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 11 July 2017

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

Thank Clint H
Reviewed 4 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 22 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

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Response from Tom M | Reviewed this property |
closed Mondays, holy days, federal holidays. I would go back.
13 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