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National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
339 S. Seton Ave.
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
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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 guided 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.

(FREE) Historic Homes Tours! With a guide, explore our historic sites and discover the life and legacy of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. On the Historic Homes Tour, you’ll step inside two homes where Elizabeth Ann lived and worked, and learn about life in the early 1800s. Advance registration is highly encouraged due to a limited number of 15 spots per tour. Days and Times: Fridays and Saturdays at 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, and 2:30pm The tour begins outside of the Visitor Center, near the Visitor Center entrance. Please check in there when you arrive. We want to keep keep our staff and you, our visitors, safe. Please note: –Please respect social distancing policies. We ask that you wear a facial covering. –This is a walking tour; no seating is available. –Limited restrooms are available during the tour. –The Visitor Center and Gift Shop remain closed at this time.

The Seton Shrine Visitor Center (Museum, Exhibits, and Theatre) will open to the public on Wednesday July 8th and resume operating hours of Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 12pm-5pm. Visitors must wear a facial covering.

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  • 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