Academy Alive - Seton Shrine

An unforgettable living history experience for learners of all ages.

April 29-May 4

Nestled among Maryland’s mountains is St. Joseph’s School, forerunner of St. Joseph’s Academy, Mother Seton’s historic 19th century boarding school. You’ll meet the Seton Shrine’s celebrated Junior History Interpreters – girls ages 8-16 who portray real students of of the Sisters of Charity formed by Mother Seton. Jump back in time with stories, music, farm animals, and more.

Jump back in time...

Reserve Your Tickets:

What To Expect:

  • Cost: $8 adults, $5 age 18 and under
  • Most visitors will spend about two hours at the Shrine.
  • You will encounter many historical interpreters, many of whom portray actual students from Mother Seton’s time! Don’t be shy: you are encouraged to speak with them, but don’t be surprised if their knowledge doesn’t exceed the year 1818.
  • • Learn how to take wool to thread
    • Try your hand at journal making
    • Learn how to draw with pen and ink
    • Enjoy some popular 19th century children’s stories
    • Play some early American games with students from St. Joseph’s Academy

See you soon!