The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

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  • Historic Homes Tour Sep25

    Historic Homes Tour

    As a historic site and religious site, the Seton Shrine is the home of the first American-born saint, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. See where she lived and worked on our Historic Homes Tour. With a guide, explore our historic sites and discover the life and legacy of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. On the Historic Homes…

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  • A Walk In History Character Tours Sep25

    A Walk In History Character Tours

    Step back in time to the year of 1846 and see the Historic Homes of Mother Seton from an entirely different perspective. You will join a costumed interpreter who is portraying a real person that knew, lived and worked with Mother Seton. Each tour lasts up to 75 minutes and includes opportunities not available on…

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  • Civil War Sisters Tour Sep26

    Civil War Sisters Tour

    On this specialty tour, discover all that the Sisters experienced around the time of the Battle of Gettysburg, and how they cared for the wounded on both sides. As the bloodiest battle of the Civil War raged just miles from the peaceful home of the Sisters, they could not ignore the call for help. After…

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  • Historic Homes Tour Sep26

    Historic Homes Tour

    As a historic site and religious site, the Seton Shrine is the home of the first American-born saint, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. See where she lived and worked on our Historic Homes Tour. With a guide, explore our historic sites and discover the life and legacy of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. On the Historic Homes…

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  • The 1818 School Experience Sep27

    The 1818 School Experience

    It’s 1818 and St. Joseph’s Academy is alive and active with students. Our Junior History Interpretors will portray real students and will teach visitors what daily life was like as a student under Mother Seton’s care. Sundays: 1pm-4pm, Last Admission at 3:30pm Cost: $10/adult, $7/youth ages 7-18, and free for children ages six and under.…

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  • Sunday Mass 1:30PM Sep27

    Sunday Mass 1:30PM

    Please join us for Mass on Sundays at 11am and 1:30pm in the Basilica. Confession is available from 12:15-1:15pm in the Basilica lobby area. Adoration will be available in the Basilica from 12:15-1:15pm. If necessary, an outdoor overflow area will be available for Mass where visitors can hear the audio of the Mass and also…

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  • Virtual Book Club Sep28

    Virtual Book Club

    Participate in the Seton Shrine’s Book Club and explore the life of Elizabeth Ann Seton as she trusted in God, fought for what she believed in, and left a legacy in the charism of charity.  We will be reading Elizabeth Seton: American Saint, written by Catherine O’Donnell, and we invite you to join us for a…

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  • Historic Homes Tour Oct1

    Historic Homes Tour

    As a historic site and religious site, the Seton Shrine is the home of the first American-born saint, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. See where she lived and worked on our Historic Homes Tour. With a guide, explore our historic sites and discover the life and legacy of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. On the Historic Homes…

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  • Historic Homes Tour Oct2

    Historic Homes Tour

    As a historic site and religious site, the Seton Shrine is the home of the first American-born saint, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. See where she lived and worked on our Historic Homes Tour. With a guide, explore our historic sites and discover the life and legacy of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. On the Historic Homes…

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  • A Walk In History Character Tours Oct2

    A Walk In History Character Tours

    Step back in time to the year of 1846 and see the Historic Homes of Mother Seton from an entirely different perspective. You will join a costumed interpreter who is portraying a real person that knew, lived and worked with Mother Seton. Each tour lasts up to 75 minutes and includes opportunities not available on…

    Learn More →

  • Civil War Sisters Tour Oct3

    Civil War Sisters Tour

    On this specialty tour, discover all that the Sisters experienced around the time of the Battle of Gettysburg, and how they cared for the wounded on both sides. As the bloodiest battle of the Civil War raged just miles from the peaceful home of the Sisters, they could not ignore the call for help. After…

    Learn More →

  • Historic Homes Tour Oct3

    Historic Homes Tour

    As a historic site and religious site, the Seton Shrine is the home of the first American-born saint, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. See where she lived and worked on our Historic Homes Tour. With a guide, explore our historic sites and discover the life and legacy of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. On the Historic Homes…

    Learn More →

  • The 1818 School Experience Oct4

    The 1818 School Experience

    It’s 1818 and St. Joseph’s Academy is alive and active with students. Our Junior History Interpretors will portray real students and will teach visitors what daily life was like as a student under Mother Seton’s care. Sundays: 1pm-4pm, Last Admission at 3:30pm Cost: $10/adult, $7/youth ages 7-18, and free for children ages six and under.…

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  • Sunday Mass 1:30PM Oct4

    Sunday Mass 1:30PM

    Please join us for Mass on Sundays at 11am and 1:30pm in the Basilica. Confession is available from 12:15-1:15pm in the Basilica lobby area. Adoration will be available in the Basilica from 12:15-1:15pm. If necessary, an outdoor overflow area will be available for Mass where visitors can hear the audio of the Mass and also…

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  • Pilgrimage for the Sea Services Oct4

    Pilgrimage for the Sea Services

    Join us as we honor St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Patroness of Sea Services, and the military personnel who’ve served in a division of the Sea Services.

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  • Virtual Book Club Oct5

    Virtual Book Club

    Participate in the Seton Shrine’s Book Club and explore the life of Elizabeth Ann Seton as she trusted in God, fought for what she believed in, and left a legacy in the charism of charity.  We will be reading Elizabeth Seton: American Saint, written by Catherine O’Donnell, and we invite you to join us for a…

    Learn More →

  • Historic Homes Tour Oct8

    Historic Homes Tour

    As a historic site and religious site, the Seton Shrine is the home of the first American-born saint, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. See where she lived and worked on our Historic Homes Tour. With a guide, explore our historic sites and discover the life and legacy of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. On the Historic Homes…

    Learn More →

  • A Walk In History Character Tours Oct8

    A Walk In History Character Tours

    Step back in time to the year of 1846 and see the Historic Homes of Mother Seton from an entirely different perspective. You will join a costumed interpreter who is portraying a real person that knew, lived and worked with Mother Seton. Each tour lasts up to 75 minutes and includes opportunities not available on…

    Learn More →

  • Historic Homes Tour Oct9

    Historic Homes Tour

    As a historic site and religious site, the Seton Shrine is the home of the first American-born saint, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. See where she lived and worked on our Historic Homes Tour. With a guide, explore our historic sites and discover the life and legacy of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. On the Historic Homes…

    Learn More →

  • A Walk In History Character Tours Oct9

    A Walk In History Character Tours

    Step back in time to the year of 1846 and see the Historic Homes of Mother Seton from an entirely different perspective. You will join a costumed interpreter who is portraying a real person that knew, lived and worked with Mother Seton. Each tour lasts up to 75 minutes and includes opportunities not available on…

    Learn More →

  • Civil War Sisters Tour Oct10

    Civil War Sisters Tour

    On this specialty tour, discover all that the Sisters experienced around the time of the Battle of Gettysburg, and how they cared for the wounded on both sides. As the bloodiest battle of the Civil War raged just miles from the peaceful home of the Sisters, they could not ignore the call for help. After…

    Learn More →

  • Historic Homes Tour Oct10

    Historic Homes Tour

    As a historic site and religious site, the Seton Shrine is the home of the first American-born saint, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. See where she lived and worked on our Historic Homes Tour. With a guide, explore our historic sites and discover the life and legacy of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. On the Historic Homes…

    Learn More →

  • The 1818 School Experience Oct11

    The 1818 School Experience

    It’s 1818 and St. Joseph’s Academy is alive and active with students. Our Junior History Interpretors will portray real students and will teach visitors what daily life was like as a student under Mother Seton’s care. Sundays: 1pm-4pm, Last Admission at 3:30pm Cost: $10/adult, $7/youth ages 7-18, and free for children ages six and under.…

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  • Sunday Mass 1:30PM Oct11

    Sunday Mass 1:30PM

    Please join us for Mass on Sundays at 11am and 1:30pm in the Basilica. Confession is available from 12:15-1:15pm in the Basilica lobby area. Adoration will be available in the Basilica from 12:15-1:15pm. If necessary, an outdoor overflow area will be available for Mass where visitors can hear the audio of the Mass and also…

    Learn More →

  • Virtual Book Club Oct12

    Virtual Book Club

    Participate in the Seton Shrine’s Book Club and explore the life of Elizabeth Ann Seton as she trusted in God, fought for what she believed in, and left a legacy in the charism of charity.  We will be reading Elizabeth Seton: American Saint, written by Catherine O’Donnell, and we invite you to join us for a…

    Learn More →

  • Historic Homes Tour Oct15

    Historic Homes Tour

    As a historic site and religious site, the Seton Shrine is the home of the first American-born saint, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. See where she lived and worked on our Historic Homes Tour. With a guide, explore our historic sites and discover the life and legacy of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. On the Historic Homes…

    Learn More →

  • A Walk In History Character Tours Oct15

    A Walk In History Character Tours

    Step back in time to the year of 1846 and see the Historic Homes of Mother Seton from an entirely different perspective. You will join a costumed interpreter who is portraying a real person that knew, lived and worked with Mother Seton. Each tour lasts up to 75 minutes and includes opportunities not available on…

    Learn More →

  • Historic Homes Tour Oct16

    Historic Homes Tour

    As a historic site and religious site, the Seton Shrine is the home of the first American-born saint, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. See where she lived and worked on our Historic Homes Tour. With a guide, explore our historic sites and discover the life and legacy of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. On the Historic Homes…

    Learn More →

  • A Walk In History Character Tours Oct16

    A Walk In History Character Tours

    Step back in time to the year of 1846 and see the Historic Homes of Mother Seton from an entirely different perspective. You will join a costumed interpreter who is portraying a real person that knew, lived and worked with Mother Seton. Each tour lasts up to 75 minutes and includes opportunities not available on…

    Learn More →

  • Back from the Dead Cemetery Walk Oct16

    Back from the Dead Cemetery Walk

    Back from the Dead Cemetery Walks take place October 16-18, 23-25, 30-31 and November 1 in the historic cemetery at the Seton Shrine, located at 339 South Seton Avenue in Emmitsburg, MD. Learn more about the walk in the video below. On the Cemetery Walk, as a guide leads you through the dark by candlelight,…

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  • Civil War Sisters Tour Oct17

    Civil War Sisters Tour

    On this specialty tour, discover all that the Sisters experienced around the time of the Battle of Gettysburg, and how they cared for the wounded on both sides. As the bloodiest battle of the Civil War raged just miles from the peaceful home of the Sisters, they could not ignore the call for help. After…

    Learn More →

  • Historic Homes Tour Oct17

    Historic Homes Tour

    As a historic site and religious site, the Seton Shrine is the home of the first American-born saint, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. See where she lived and worked on our Historic Homes Tour. With a guide, explore our historic sites and discover the life and legacy of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. On the Historic Homes…

    Learn More →

  • Back from the Dead Cemetery Walk Oct17

    Back from the Dead Cemetery Walk

    Back from the Dead Cemetery Walks take place October 16-18, 23-25, 30-31 and November 1 in the historic cemetery at the Seton Shrine, located at 339 South Seton Avenue in Emmitsburg, MD. Learn more about the walk in the video below. On the Cemetery Walk, as a guide leads you through the dark by candlelight,…

    Learn More →

  • The 1818 School Experience Oct18

    The 1818 School Experience

    It’s 1818 and St. Joseph’s Academy is alive and active with students. Our Junior History Interpretors will portray real students and will teach visitors what daily life was like as a student under Mother Seton’s care. Sundays: 1pm-4pm, Last Admission at 3:30pm Cost: $10/adult, $7/youth ages 7-18, and free for children ages six and under.…

    Learn More →

  • Sunday Mass 1:30PM Oct18

    Sunday Mass 1:30PM

    Please join us for Mass on Sundays at 11am and 1:30pm in the Basilica. Confession is available from 12:15-1:15pm in the Basilica lobby area. Adoration will be available in the Basilica from 12:15-1:15pm. If necessary, an outdoor overflow area will be available for Mass where visitors can hear the audio of the Mass and also…

    Learn More →

  • Back from the Dead Cemetery Walk Oct18

    Back from the Dead Cemetery Walk

    Back from the Dead Cemetery Walks take place October 16-18, 23-25, 30-31 and November 1 in the historic cemetery at the Seton Shrine, located at 339 South Seton Avenue in Emmitsburg, MD. Learn more about the walk in the video below. On the Cemetery Walk, as a guide leads you through the dark by candlelight,…

    Learn More →

  • Historic Homes Tour Oct22

    Historic Homes Tour

    As a historic site and religious site, the Seton Shrine is the home of the first American-born saint, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. See where she lived and worked on our Historic Homes Tour. With a guide, explore our historic sites and discover the life and legacy of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. On the Historic Homes…

    Learn More →

  • Historic Homes Tour Oct23

    Historic Homes Tour

    As a historic site and religious site, the Seton Shrine is the home of the first American-born saint, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. See where she lived and worked on our Historic Homes Tour. With a guide, explore our historic sites and discover the life and legacy of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. On the Historic Homes…

    Learn More →

  • A Walk In History Character Tours Oct23

    A Walk In History Character Tours

    Step back in time to the year of 1846 and see the Historic Homes of Mother Seton from an entirely different perspective. You will join a costumed interpreter who is portraying a real person that knew, lived and worked with Mother Seton. Each tour lasts up to 75 minutes and includes opportunities not available on…

    Learn More →

  • Back from the Dead Cemetery Walk Oct23

    Back from the Dead Cemetery Walk

    Back from the Dead Cemetery Walks take place October 16-18, 23-25, 30-31 and November 1 in the historic cemetery at the Seton Shrine, located at 339 South Seton Avenue in Emmitsburg, MD. Learn more about the walk in the video below. On the Cemetery Walk, as a guide leads you through the dark by candlelight,…

    Learn More →

  • Civil War Sisters Tour Oct24

    Civil War Sisters Tour

    On this specialty tour, discover all that the Sisters experienced around the time of the Battle of Gettysburg, and how they cared for the wounded on both sides. As the bloodiest battle of the Civil War raged just miles from the peaceful home of the Sisters, they could not ignore the call for help. After…

    Learn More →

  • Historic Homes Tour Oct24

    Historic Homes Tour

    As a historic site and religious site, the Seton Shrine is the home of the first American-born saint, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. See where she lived and worked on our Historic Homes Tour. With a guide, explore our historic sites and discover the life and legacy of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. On the Historic Homes…

    Learn More →

  • Back from the Dead Cemetery Walk Oct24

    Back from the Dead Cemetery Walk

    Back from the Dead Cemetery Walks take place October 16-18, 23-25, 30-31 and November 1 in the historic cemetery at the Seton Shrine, located at 339 South Seton Avenue in Emmitsburg, MD. Learn more about the walk in the video below. On the Cemetery Walk, as a guide leads you through the dark by candlelight,…

    Learn More →

  • The 1818 School Experience Oct25

    The 1818 School Experience

    It’s 1818 and St. Joseph’s Academy is alive and active with students. Our Junior History Interpretors will portray real students and will teach visitors what daily life was like as a student under Mother Seton’s care. Sundays: 1pm-4pm, Last Admission at 3:30pm Cost: $10/adult, $7/youth ages 7-18, and free for children ages six and under.…

    Learn More →

  • Sunday Mass 1:30PM Oct25

    Sunday Mass 1:30PM

    Please join us for Mass on Sundays at 11am and 1:30pm in the Basilica. Confession is available from 12:15-1:15pm in the Basilica lobby area. Adoration will be available in the Basilica from 12:15-1:15pm. If necessary, an outdoor overflow area will be available for Mass where visitors can hear the audio of the Mass and also…

    Learn More →

  • Back from the Dead Cemetery Walk Oct25

    Back from the Dead Cemetery Walk

    Back from the Dead Cemetery Walks take place October 16-18, 23-25, 30-31 and November 1 in the historic cemetery at the Seton Shrine, located at 339 South Seton Avenue in Emmitsburg, MD. Learn more about the walk in the video below. On the Cemetery Walk, as a guide leads you through the dark by candlelight,…

    Learn More →

  • Historic Homes Tour Oct29

    Historic Homes Tour

    As a historic site and religious site, the Seton Shrine is the home of the first American-born saint, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. See where she lived and worked on our Historic Homes Tour. With a guide, explore our historic sites and discover the life and legacy of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. On the Historic Homes…

    Learn More →

  • A Walk In History Character Tours Oct29

    A Walk In History Character Tours

    Step back in time to the year of 1846 and see the Historic Homes of Mother Seton from an entirely different perspective. You will join a costumed interpreter who is portraying a real person that knew, lived and worked with Mother Seton. Each tour lasts up to 75 minutes and includes opportunities not available on…

    Learn More →

  • Historic Homes Tour Oct30

    Historic Homes Tour

    As a historic site and religious site, the Seton Shrine is the home of the first American-born saint, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. See where she lived and worked on our Historic Homes Tour. With a guide, explore our historic sites and discover the life and legacy of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. On the Historic Homes…

    Learn More →

  • A Walk In History Character Tours Oct30

    A Walk In History Character Tours

    Step back in time to the year of 1846 and see the Historic Homes of Mother Seton from an entirely different perspective. You will join a costumed interpreter who is portraying a real person that knew, lived and worked with Mother Seton. Each tour lasts up to 75 minutes and includes opportunities not available on…

    Learn More →

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Home of the First American-Born Saint

Discover the inspirational life and legacy 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. Visit this historic site and Shrine and see the museum, her historic homes, and the Basilica dedicated to her.

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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. Visit this historic site and Shrine and see the museum, her historic homes, and the Basilica dedicated to her.

Explore the Shrine