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National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton


339 South Seton Avenue

Emmitsburg, MD 21727



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Plan a visit to the Shrine in Emmitsburg and give your group an experience they'll always remember:

  • Begin with our 15-minute film for useful background on Elizabeth Ann Seton's life. Our theater seats up to 90 people.
  • Include a guided tour so your group can discover Elizabeth Ann Seton's inspirational story first-hand. We're flexible with group sizes and are happy to work with groups as small as 15 or as large as 100+.

Here are some highlights of what your group will see: 

  • The awe-inspiring Basilica with stained glass windows, mosaics and marble, which serves as the final resting place of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton.
  • Two historic homes - a 1750s farmhouse called the Stone House, and the colonial-style White House built in 1810.
  • The Civil War Sisters Exhibit and the Shrine's own Civil War Tour. The Shrine's grounds are rich with Civil War history. Our Civil War tour is a specialty tour where your group will learn how the war that divided our nation came to Emmitsburg in late June 1863. The Daughters and Sisters of Charity played a prominent role during the Civil War, caring for soldiers on both sides. Visit the historic White House, which was the site of a Union encampment in 1863. During the encampment, Union officers conducted a war council to prepare for the Battle of Gettysburg. Read personal accounts of the Sisters, see artillery and bullet fragments, and view large panorama images and photos in the Civil War Sisters exhibit.
  • Museum featuring exhibits and artifacts from Mother Seton's life.
  • The Seton Legacy Garden with inspirational markers and a beautiful fountain.
  • The Seton Shrine Shop, which features the Seton Legacy Collection, a line of products inspired by artwork owned by Mother Seton.

For more information, visit or contact 301-447-6606. Or visit us on Facebook at


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  • Handicap Accessible

Attraction Information

  • Tour Type : Guided Tour, Self-Guided Tour

Property Information

  • Group Tour Contact : Ms. Bridgett Bassler
  • Total Banquet Capacity : 10-90
  • General : On-site Bus Parking, Student Friendly, Gift Shop


  • Theater Capacity : up to 90

Group Tour Information

  • Average Time Required : two hours for the complete experience
  • Other Info : Free Wi-Fi

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