The peace and serenity of the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton provides the perfect location for your next day trip or retreat. In order to help you make the most of your time with us, the Seton Shrine offers a wide variety of amenities to serve your needs.

Due to the Coronavirus, our site is closed, and no tours are taking place. If you’re planning a visit of nine people or less, please check back here as restrictions in Maryland are lifted and we’re able to reopen. For groups of 10 or more, we’re accepting reservations for groups who wish to visit in September 2020 or beyond. Please visit our Group Tours webpage for more info.



Open Monday through Saturday 10am-5pm, with extended hours on Wednesday until 7:30pm, and Sunday 12-5pm.*
The grounds and historic cemetery are open from dusk to dawn, year-round.

*Hours include Visitor Center, Museum, Basilica and Gift Shop.


The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
339 South Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, MD 21727-9297

We are located along US 15, about 10 miles south of Gettysburg and within a one to two-hour drive of major metropolitan areas, like Frederick and Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC, and Harrisburg, PA.


All of our sites, walkways and tour grounds are accessible to physically challenged people.

Parking and Buses

The Seton Shrine offers plenty of free on-site bus and automobile parking. We are a member of the American Bus Association, which means we can easily accommodate large bus groups. If you have additional inquiries about transportation, please contact us at

Picnic Areas

There are two picnic areas on the property for your enjoyment. Please note that these are not covered areas so they would not be suitable for use in inclement weather.

Meeting Rooms

The Seton Shrine has three meeting rooms available for your group visit. A/V equipment such as projectors, screens, microphones and speakers are also available for your convenience. To request a meeting room, please contact us at

On-Site Catering

We offer on-site catering in conjunction with group visits or as part of a retreat experience. If you would like to have your visit catered, please contact us at

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our site, services or amenities, please contact us at or 301-447-6606.