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December 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, repeating until December 5, 2019
Step back in time to the Christmas season in the 1800s and discover Elizabeth Ann Seton’s inspirational story from those who knew her best.
Led by candlelight, you’ll encounter beloved friends of Elizabeth Ann Seton who will share stories of her life, as well as the legacy that they’ve continued since her death in 1821. Decorated for the Christmas season, each stop on the tour will cover a different period of time in the 1800s. In the historic Stone House, you’ll travel back to 1809, the first year that the sisters were in Emmitsburg. Next, you’ll step into 1818 as St. Joseph’s Academy and Free School prepares for the Advent and Christmas season in the historic White House. The tour also includes a stop in our historic cemetery, where you’ll experience 1846.
While you’re on the tour, you can enjoy our grounds illuminated with 1,000 luminaries.
Candlelight Tours are available December 2-5 and 9-15, at 4pm, 5pm and 6pm. Tickets are $10/adult, $7/youth ages 7-18 and free for children ages 6 and under.
The tours occur snow, rain or shine; please dress for the outdoors.