Back from the Dead Cemetery Walks

The Dead would like to have some words with you...

…And as you encounter the Dead on the Back from the Dead Cemetery Walk, you’ll be forever-changed!

Back from the Dead Cemetery Walks take place Oct 16-18, 23-25, 30-31 and Nov 1 in the historic cemetery at the Seton Shrine. To reserve your spot, click on an available time in the calendar below to order your tickets!

On the Cemetery Walk, as a guide leads you through the dark by candlelight, saints and martyrs come to life and reflect upon the “Last Things”: death, judgment, heaven and hell. Like Saint Isaac Jogues, who will describe what the North American martyrs endured for the sake of Christ. Or St. Teresa of Avila, who will share her visions of hell.

You’ll also meet Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, who reveals how she found Jesus in the midst of suffering.

Through these encounters with saints, and martyrs, you’ll discover what it means to be truly alive, both now and in the life to come.

This faith-filled walk is ideal for youth groups and families with older children (14+). Please send all inquiries to

Dates: October 16-18, 23-25, 30-31. November 1 will be an Indoor Basilica Experience to accommodate the limited capacity due to COVID. Performances on this night will take place at 6pm and 7:30pm. Confessions will not be offered on this night.
Times: 6:30-8:30pm, with a walk beginning every 10-15 minutes
Tickets: To guarantee admittance, you must pre-purchase tickets ahead of time, as Back from the Dead will sell out. Walk-ins will only be admitted if space is available. October 24, 30, & 31 will be our busiest nights, so be sure to purchase tickets in advance. Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 at the door.


What to Expect on the “Back From the Dead” Cemetery Walk

  • This is a guided walking tour.
  • You will encounter actors portraying both historic and fictional figures.
  • The walk lasts apprx 1 hour.
  • In the event of inclement weather, the event will be cancelled and tickets refunded or transfer to another performance night. Decisions on the weather will be made by 1pm.
  • Masks will be required for all visitors and social distancing will be in place.

When you come, please check in at our Visitor Center, and consider making time to browse our gift shop, which will be open at that time.

Back from the Dead Cemetery Walks are held in partnership with Mount St. Mary’s Campus Ministry Office. Many thanks for their collaborative support.