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New Living History Tour at the Seton Shrine - Catherine Comes Home
  • July 1, 2018 - August 26, 2018
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
  • 339 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, MD 21727
  • 301-447-6606
  • 3pm, 3:30pm, 4pm, 4:30pm and 5pm
  • Cost: $10/adult, $7/youth ages 7-18, free for children 6 and under

    Step back into 1842 with the daughter of Elizabeth Ann Seton, Catherine, and her contemporaries.

    1842 was a pivotal year in the life of Catherine Seton. She returned to Emmitsburg for the first time since her mother’s death in 1821 to explore her childhood home. On this living history tour, you’ll get a glimpse into mid-19th century life as you see the legacy of Elizabeth Ann Seton make a life-changing impact on her daughter.

    For years, Catherine lived an extravagant, yet unsettled life that included time in Europe. You’ll witness Catherine’s transformational visit as she interacts with old friends and comes face-to-face with the memories and legacy of her mother, and questions about her own future.


    What to expect

    • This is a guided walking tour, and your guide will be in period attire.
    • You will encounter historic figures who will share their memories of Elizabeth Ann Seton.
    • The tour lasts 45-60 minutes.
    • The grounds, historic homes and walkways are handicap-accessible.