Group Tours

We love having group tours at the Seton Shrine - tour groups, school, church and bus groups all are welcome.

  • We have plenty of free on-site parking for buses and cars
  • There are two outdoor picnic areas available for use
  • Our sites and grounds 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

You’ll find more details on amenities here.

Coordinator for Group Tours

Lissa Jungbluth, Group Visits Coordinator
Lissa.Jungbluth@setonshrine.org
301-447-6981

Guided Tours for Groups

On the tour, your group will discover the inspirational story of Elizabeth Ann Seton and her life in the early 1800s. We’ll work with you on the start time that fits your group best. The tour begins at the Visitor Center and lasts about 45-60 minutes.

$3.00 per person Group Rate

Civil War Tour for Groups

On this specialty tour, your group will discover 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 for groups of 10 or more during the months of April-November, with reservations made in advance.

$5.00 per person Group Rate

Group Tour Packages

A proud member of the American Bus Association, we can easily accommodate bus groups, and we have ample parking. Below are our packages, and we’re happy to work with you to plan the best experience for your group.

Package 1

  • 12-minute film
  • Tour
  • Free time in museum or gift shop

Package 2

  • 12-minute film
  • Self-guide museum
  • Lunch

Package 3

  • Civil War Film
  • Civil War Sisters Tour
  • Free time in museum or gift shop

Please contact Lissa Jungbluth at Lissa.Jungbluth@setonshrine.org for more details on our packages. You can view our group profile sheet here.

Schedule Your Group Visit

Plan to spend at least two hours visiting in order to appreciate the complete experience. Reserve a date and time for your group tour by clicking the button below to schedule your visit.

Schedule Your Group

Please make your reservation as soon as possible so we can accommodate your group’s needs.

For individuals or smaller parties of 9 or less, please use this form to schedule your visit.

One-Day and Multi-Day Itineraries

We’ve worked with other attractions and sites in the area to put together memorable and enriching itineraries for your group’s enjoyment. Click here for details.

Educators

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 the Shrine would cover. For more info, check out our profile sheet for teachers or contact Lissa Jungbluth at Lissa.Jungbluth@setonshrine.org.

Mass for Groups

Your group is welcome to attend the regularly scheduled 1:30pm Mass in the Basilica that takes place Sunday – Friday, as well as Confession and Adoration that occur before Mass. You may also schedule a private Mass if you have a priest who wishes to celebrate Mass for your group, or we can connect you to the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, which is three miles away and also offers Mass. Contact Lissa Jungbluth for arrangements.