Bring Your Group

We love when large groups visit Seton Shrine - tour groups, school, church and bus groups all are welcome.

  • We have plenty of free on-site bus and automobile parking
  • There are two outdoor picnic areas
  • We are accessible to physically challenged people
  • Meeting rooms with a/v equipment are available upon request
  • On-site catering is available upon request
  • Use of the Basilica for Mass and private devotions can be coordinated

Coordinator for Group Tours

Bridgett Bassler, Programs Coordinator

Schedule Your Group Visit

Plan to spend at least two hours visiting in order to appreciate the complete experience. Please contact us as soon as possible so we can accommodate your group’s needs.
Schedule Your Group

Guided Tours

Guided tours are available daily on the hours of 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, and 3pm. On the tour, your group will discover the inspirational story of Elizabeth Ann Seton and her life in the early 1800s. The tour leaves from the Visitor Center and lasts about 45 minutes.

Civil War Tour

On this specialty tour, your group will hear all that the Sisters experienced around the time of the Battle of Gettysburg, and how they cared for the wounded after the battle was over. This tour is offered only for groups of 15 or more during the months of April-November, with reservations made in advance.

Tour Bus Operators

The Shrine is a member of the American Bus Association. We can easily accommodate bus groups, and we have ample parking. If you’d like more info on our packages, please contact Bridgett Bassler at or download our profile sheet.


Build upon what your students learn in the classroom with a field trip to the Shrine. History, architecture, art and religion are some of the subjects a field trip to Shrine would cover. For more info, check out our profile sheet for teachers or contact Bridgett Bassler at

Attend a Mass

We can also plan for your group to attend a regularly scheduled Mass in the Basilica, schedule a private Mass if you have a priest who wishes to celebrate Mass for your group, or connect you to the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes. Contact Bridgett Bassler for arrangements.