The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Chat with an Author cancelled on September 14.

Due to the potential for severe weather travel conditions, the Chat with an Author event on September 14 is cancelled. We still plan to celebrate Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton's Canonization Day with Mass at 1:30pm. We welcome everyone to join us.

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  • Back from the Dead Cemetery Walk Oct18

    Back from the Dead Cemetery Walk

    Back from the Dead Cemetery Walks take place October 18-20 and 26-28 in the historic cemetery at the Seton Shrine, located at 339 South Seton Avenue in Emmitsburg, MD. On the Cemetery Walk, as you journey through the dark with candles to light your way, you’ll meet a cast of extraordinary saints and ordinary sinners…

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  • Walk with the Saints Oct31

    Walk with the Saints

    We welcome everyone to join us for the first Walk with the Saints on Halloween night. If you are looking for something different to do on Halloween, mark your calendar to stop by. Modeled after our Back from the Dead experience, this brief program will offer children and families an opportunity to hear from several…

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  • Candlelight Tours Dec1

    Candlelight Tours

    Your guide will take you on our historic homes tour, with the homes lit by candlelight, and our grounds illuminated with 1,000 luminaries. Tours take place December 1-6, at 4:30pm, 5:30pm and 6:30pm. The tour costs $7 for adults, $5 for youth ages 7-18, and is free for children 6 and under. To reserve a…

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  • Candlelight Tours Dec2

    Candlelight Tours

    Your guide will take you on our historic homes tour, with the homes lit by candlelight, and our grounds illuminated with 1,000 luminaries. Tours take place December 1-6, at 4:30pm, 5:30pm and 6:30pm. The tour costs $7 for adults, $5 for youth ages 7-18, and is free for children 6 and under. To reserve a…

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  • Candlelight Tours Dec3

    Candlelight Tours

    Your guide will take you on our historic homes tour, with the homes lit by candlelight, and our grounds illuminated with 1,000 luminaries. Tours take place December 1-6, at 4:30pm, 5:30pm and 6:30pm. The tour costs $7 for adults, $5 for youth ages 7-18, and is free for children 6 and under. To reserve a…

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  • Candlelight Tours Dec4

    Candlelight Tours

    Your guide will take you on our historic homes tour, with the homes lit by candlelight, and our grounds illuminated with 1,000 luminaries. Tours take place December 1-6, at 4:30pm, 5:30pm and 6:30pm. The tour costs $7 for adults, $5 for youth ages 7-18, and is free for children 6 and under. To reserve a…

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  • Candlelight Tours Dec5

    Candlelight Tours

    Your guide will take you on our historic homes tour, with the homes lit by candlelight, and our grounds illuminated with 1,000 luminaries. Tours take place December 1-6, at 4:30pm, 5:30pm and 6:30pm. The tour costs $7 for adults, $5 for youth ages 7-18, and is free for children 6 and under. To reserve a…

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  • Candlelight Tours Dec6

    Candlelight Tours

    Your guide will take you on our historic homes tour, with the homes lit by candlelight, and our grounds illuminated with 1,000 luminaries. Tours take place December 1-6, at 4:30pm, 5:30pm and 6:30pm. The tour costs $7 for adults, $5 for youth ages 7-18, and is free for children 6 and under. To reserve a…

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  • Door to Bethlehem Dec7

    Door to Bethlehem

    On this faith drama tour, you’ll join Mary and Joseph as they search for shelter on their journey to Bethlehem. It’s based on the Las Posadas Christmas tradition. Tours take place December 7 and 8, and begin every 15 minutes starting at 4:30pm, with the last one at 6:30pm. The tour costs $7 for adults,…

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  • Door to Bethlehem Dec8

    Door to Bethlehem

    On this faith drama tour, you’ll join Mary and Joseph as they search for shelter on their journey to Bethlehem. It’s based on the Las Posadas Christmas tradition. Tours take place December 7 and 8, and begin every 15 minutes starting at 4:30pm, with the last one at 6:30pm. The tour costs $7 for adults,…

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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