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. 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.

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Civil War Sisters Tour

The Civil War Sisters Tour is not available on Saturday, July 29, but will resume on Saturday, August 5, at 1:30pm. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Walk in Elizabeth Ann Seton's footsteps on our Mountain to Valley Tour. See amazing sites in northern Frederick County that were part of her life, all with a helpful and knowledgeable guide.
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Home of the First American-Born Saint

Discover the inspirational life and legacy of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton.