An unforgettable living history experience for learners of all ages.

May 4, 5, and 6th

Nestled among Maryland’s mountains is 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 Mother Seton and her Sisters. Jump back in time with stories, music, farm animals, and more.

Jump back in time...

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Choose a tour time 20-40 minutes after your planned arrival. Now booking groups for 2023! For groups of 20 or more people, click here.

How Much Does It Cost?

Thanks to our generous donors, we are able to offer this experience for families and individuals
Please consider becoming a donor by clicking here or when you reserve your tickets. For group pricing, please contact Kelly Smith.

What To Expect:

  • 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.
  • Visit the farm animals from Cruann Farms Petting Zoo
  • Move your muscles and learn how physically taxing doing laundry could be
  • Try your hand at fiber arts
  • Learn how to write with a nib pen and ink
  • Dabble in some watercolor
  • Break a sweat at colonial dancing and outdoor games

See you soon!