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Franciscan Monastery

1400 Quincy St Northeast, Washington DC, DC 20017
+1 202-526-6800
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Unusual D.C. Destination

When you're tired of museums and the government building tours in downtown D.C., check out the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
JeffandPriscilla
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Palm Harbor, Florida
A collection of 150 nativity sets is worth the trip

We were there Dec. 23 and enjoyed seeing a loaned collection of nativity sets from around the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ELAINE L
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RICHMOND
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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

When you're tired of museums and the government building tours in downtown D.C., check out the Francisan Monastery for something different. We visited in January, so we didn't see the gardens in full bloom. They're probably very nice. The chapels and catacombs were extremely beautiful...More

Thank JeffandPriscilla
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there Dec. 23 and enjoyed seeing a loaned collection of nativity sets from around the world. From a modern-day retelling from the U.S.A. to traditional sets from Africa, Asia and South America, it's the nativity as you've probably never seen it depicted before....More

Thank ELAINE L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove from Baltimore to visit the Franciscan Monastery only to find out that it was closed when we arrived around 3:30 PM and would open at 5:00 PM. We had called and the voice recording message said the Monastery would be open. We were...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have been to DC many times. It's hard to believe that we have never been here! It's close to the National Cathedral and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. We did the church tour and a self...More

Thank chemie71
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I couldn't believe that this quiet place - ideal for meditation- is in busy DC. I went around and sat in the garden and chapel and had a lot of chance to sit quietly and admire nature and the silence of the place.

Thank izosaferanil
Susan G, Public Relations Manager at Franciscan Monastery, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Thank you for visiting. We are happy you discovered the monastery and found peace. Please come again.

Reviewed 8 October 2017

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 4 October 2017

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 5 October 2017

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

Reviewed 30 September 2017

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 21 September 2017 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
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lizar0
27 December 2016|
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Response from Tom M | Reviewed this property |
closed Mondays, holy days, federal holidays. I would go back.
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Skipperrick
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
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