Name of Field Trip: Two Tours: Basilica of the National Shrine and
Date & Time: Sat 2/17/18
- First tour 9 a.m. at Shrine
or 8:15 a.m. at carpool site Hillandale Shopping Center, Powder Mill Rd. entrance,
- Second tour 11 a.m. at Monastery.
- National Shrine, 400 Michigan Ave NE, Washington D.C.
- Franciscan Monastery, 1400 Quincy Street NE, Washington D.C.
Leader: Bob Catlett, 202-305-4256 cell
Carpool time/location: 8:15 a.m.
In parking lot of Hillandale Shopping Center, Powder Mill Rd. entrance, to the left and by Powder Mill Rd. Catty-corner from Unique Thrift Store,
10141 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20903.
See arrow on map below.
Directions to Site: See websites:
Cost: Monastery requests a $2 donation per person, ( non-member guests $10.00 payable in cash or check to “SSCC” ).
Join the Silver Spring Camera Club for two tours of really fantastic D.C. church buildings.
After the shoot we can go eat lunch nearby, plenty of options in the area, TBD. Suggestions welcome for drinks /food after the shoot.
Basilica of the National Shrine
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is a prominent Roman Catholic basilica and national shrine located in Washington, D.C. The shrine is the largest Catholic church in the United States and North America, one of the ten largest churches in the world, and the tallest habitable building in Washington, D.C.
The Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America is a Franciscan complex in the Brookland neighborhood of Northeast Washington, D.C. It includes gardens, replicas of various shrines throughout Israel, a replica of the catacombs in Rome, an archive, a library, as well as bones of Saint Benignus.