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Academy Alive at Seton Shrine
  • Presented By National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
  • 5/4/2023, 5/5/2023, 5/6/2023, 5/11/2023, 5/12/2023
  • Seton Shrine
  • 339 S Seton Ave, Emmitsburg, MD 21727
  • 301-447-6606
  • 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • $8 adults; $5 age 18 and under

    Nestled among Maryland’s mountains is St. Joseph’s Academy, Mother Seton’s historic 19th century boarding school. You’ll meet the Seton Shrine’s celebrated Junior History Interpreters – girls ages 8-16 who portray real students of Mother Seton and her Sisters. Jump back in time with stories, music, farm animals, and more.

    * You will encounter many historical interpreters, many of whom portray actual students from Mother Seton’s time! Don’t be shy: you are encouraged to speak with them, but don’t be surprised if their knowledge doesn’t exceed the year 1818.
    * • Visit the farm animals from a local petting zoo
    * • Try your hand at fiber arts
    * • Learn how to draw with pen and ink
    * • Enjoy some popular 19th century children’s stories
    * • Play some early American games with students from St. Joseph’s Academy