Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Back from the Dead Cemetery Walk

October 23, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 16, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on October 17, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on October 22, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on October 23, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on October 24, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on October 29, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on October 30, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on October 31, 2021 at 6:00 pm

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!

Auditions: Aug. 30-Sept 1st, 6-8:30pm in the Visitor Center. Please email Becca Corbell at becca.corbell@setonshrine.org for inquiries. No prior acting experience needed.

Back from the Dead Cemetery Walks take place Oct 15-17, 22-24, 29-31 and in the historic cemetery at the Seton Shrine. To reserve your spot, reserve your tickets here.


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 liz.origenes@setonshrine.org.

Dates: Oct 15-17, 22-24, 29-31. Confessions will be available throughout the 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. 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 moved indoors. Decisions on the weather will be made by 1pm.

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.


October 23, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
339 South Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, MD 21727 United States
+ Google Map