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National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
339 S. Seton Ave.
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
301-447-6606
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Historical site dedicated to Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American-born saint. Discover her inspirational story on a self-guided tour using our Map & Guide that you can get from our Visitor Center, or on a tour by one of our helpful guides. See two historic homes where she lived, the awe-inspiring Basilica dedicated to her, and our peaceful, scenic grounds. The visitor center and museum include a civil war exhibit. Civil War tour is available on Saturdays during the summer, as well as by advance reservation to groups of 10 or more April through November. 

Hours are Monday-Saturday from 10am-6pm and Sunday from 12pm-6pm. The grounds and historic cemetery are open year-round from dawn to dusk.

Guided Tours: Tours of the two historic homes and grounds where Elizabeth lived and worked. The tour is available Monday through Saturday at 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm and 4:30pm. On every 2nd Saturday of the month, the Historic Homes Tour is FREE. Visit https://setonshrine.org/historic-homes-tour/ to purchase tickets on-line.

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Accessible
Groups
  • Group Friendly:
  • On-Site Motorcoach Parking:
  • On-Site Tours:
Accessible
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  • Assisted Listening System Available:
Meeting Facilities
Facility Info
  • Description Bring Your group! We love when large groups visit Seton Shrine - tour groups, school, church and bus groups all are welcome. We have plenty of free on-site bus and automobile parking. There are two outdoor picnic areas. We are accessible to physically challenged people. Meeting rooms with a/v equipment are available upon request. On-site catering is available upon request. Use of the Basilica for Mass and private devotions can be coordinated.
  • Largest Room 90
  • Theatre Capacity 90
  • Number of Rooms 3
  • Classroom Capacity 25
Events
Living History Tour: Catherine Comes Home
National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
Recurring weekly on Wednesday until August 21, 2019
Civil War Sisters Tour
The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
Recurring weekly on Saturday until August 31, 2019
History
Entry Fee Applies
Living History Tour: Catherine Comes Home
National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
Recurring weekly on Sunday until August 18, 2019
First Saturday Films: Creed II
National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
August 3, 2019
Visual Art
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Birthday Celebration
The National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
August 25, 2019
History
First Saturday Films: Spiderman Into the Spiderverse
National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
September 7, 2019
Visual Art
Pilgrimage for the Sea Services
The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
October 6, 2019
History
Back from the Dead Cemetery Walk
The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
Dates vary between October 18, 2019 - October 30, 2019
History
Entry Fee Applies
Candlelight Tours
The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
December 2, 2019 - December 5, 2019
History
Candlelight Tours
The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
December 9, 2019 - December 14, 2019
Civil War
Holiday