Franciscan Monastery with Kids – DC

Franciscan Monastery Info:

  • City: Washington, DC
  • Type: Park
  • Outdoor or Indoor? Outdoor
  • Age Range:
    • Good for Babies? Yes
    • Good for Elementary? Yes
    • Good for Teens? Yes

Hours & Tickets

  • Hours: Open daily 9 AM to 4:45 PM
  • Free or Paid? Free
  • Cost: Free
  • Advance Tickets Required? No

Franciscan Monastery Amenities

  • Restrooms? No
  • Parking Type? Lot
  • Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible? Yes

More Info:

The Gardens are so much more extensive than what I thought based on pictures! We were first greeted by a very friendly security guard. Bikes need to be left outside the gate. Then, you enter the arched walkways around the main garden of the monastery. There are beautiful mosaics and we will be back soon when the roses are in bloom! ⁣

On the right side of @franciscanmonastery is an archway to the beautiful Gardens. This was my favorite part with surprises around each bend: little chapels, fish pond, statues, and even replicas of religious sites from the Holy Lands. ⁣⁣

📍- 1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington DC ⁣

⏰ – Open every day from 9 AM to 4:45 PM and FREE to enter. ⁣⁣

🚻 – No public restrooms available. ⁣

🅿️ – Free parking a in a large lot right across the street. ⁣

😷 – Everyone was wearing a mask. The arched hallways are narrow so when someone approached, we would step out. ⁣

♿️ – The garden portion may not be wheelchair friendly bc of a steeper hill up. ⁣Strollers would work if you go towards the fish pond first!

🍦- After our garden time, we went 2 blocks west to Yes! Organic Market Brookland and got mango pops and ice cream sandwiches!⁣

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Note: This entry was created in Summer 2021 and will be updated on a quarterly basis. Some of the information may be incorrect, especially with re-opening schedules changing hours and ticketing procedures. Please double check with the location for up-to-date info. Thanks so much for understanding!

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