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Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America

Founded by Franciscan friars in 1899, the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America is one of Washington's hidden gems, with a stunning Byzantine-style church; replicas of Holy Land shrines, Lourdes Grotto and catacombs; cloister walk; and beautiful gardens with more than 1,000 roses and other plants, flowers and herbs located on 42 acres.

This peaceful oasis is in the Brookland neighborhood, near Catholic University and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Visitors of all faiths and ages are welcome. Daily tours of the church and catacombs are on the hour, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tours are free (donations appreciated). Reservations are required for 6+ people. Free garden tours are offered, Saturdays, April-September, 11 a.m. and noon. The monastery also holds concerts and special events, and workshops sponsored by the volunteer Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild.

Other facilities: one-person hermitage for overnight retreats, meeting rooms for up to 70 people and St. Francis Hall, a charming event space offering modern amenities and classic Renaissance architecture that accommodates 250 people. Free parking for visitors to the church, gardens and St. Francis Hall.

Largest Meeting Room Details
Capacity, Banquet-style: 250
Capacity, Classroom-style: 65
Meeting Space Details
Inside Reception Capacity: 250
Facility Amenities
Free Parking, Foreign Language Guides, Free Admission, Guided tours available, Motor Coach/Bus Parking, Private Tour, Non-Profit Organization
Length of Tour
Less than 1 hour
Distance to Conv Center
Distance to Metro
Metro Station
Metro Line

Meeting Space

Room Name Dimensions Total Sq. Ft. Ceiling Height Theater Capacity Banquet Capacity Classroom Capacity Addl Info
St. Francis Hall --x-- -- -- -- 250 --
1400 Quincy St. NE
Washington, DC 20017

(202) 526-6800 / (202) 529-9889 fax

Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America Space

Total Square Footage: 0

Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America General Info

Number of Rooms: 1

Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America Proximity

Min to Airport: 0
Distance to Conv Center: 3.8
Distance to Metro: 0.8