The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Elizabeth Ann Seton

The First American-Born Saint

Elizabeth Ann Seton was a wife and mother, and then found herself a widow at just 29 years old in 1803. Despite the hardships that she faced, she went on to do amazing work, and eventually became the first American-born saint in 1975. Discover her inspirational story when you visit the Shrine and see the museum, her historic homes, and the awe-inspiring Basilica.

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Elizabeth Ann Seton

The First American-Born Saint

Elizabeth Ann Seton was a wife and mother, and then found herself a widow at just 29 years old in 1803. Despite the hardships that she faced, she went on to do amazing work, and eventually became the first American-born saint in 1975. Discover her inspirational story when you visit the Shrine and see the museum, her historic homes, and the awe-inspiring Basilica.

Explore the Shrine

Happy Easter!

Today on Easter, the Shrine is closed, but the Basilica will open at 1:00pm for Easter Sunday Mass at 1:30pm, and will close at 3:00 pm after Mass.

Our next concert is on Saturday, June 24. All are welcome to enjoy the Frederick Camerata as they perform their concert, "Dances for a Summer Evening", in our Basilica.
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Discover what the Sisters experienced on our Civil War tour. Our Civil War tour is available every Saturday at 1:30pm during the summer.
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The Life and Legacy of a Saint

The remarkable life of Elizabeth Ann Seton spans the full spectrum of human experience