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Franciscan Monastery

1400 Quincy St Northeast, Washington DC, DC 20017
+1 202-526-6800
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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... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2016
aleary991
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Minnesota
Amazing, informative spiritually moving.

Finding this location was quite easy. When I walked in I was greeted by a pleasant attendant, who... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2016
Stacy C
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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 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 11 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 26 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
Reviewed 19 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...More

1  Thank John S
Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank mejehn
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank iroamaround67801
Reviewed 13 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.

1  Thank William J
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...More

Thank sueslager
Reviewed 6 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.

Thank Candice L
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lizar0
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Response from Manmap | Reviewed this property |
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Skipperrick
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
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