Historic Homes Tours

As a historic site and religious site, the Seton Shrine is the home of the first American-born saint, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. See where she lived and worked on our Historic Homes Tour.

With a guide, explore our historic sites and discover the life and legacy of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. On the Historic Homes Tour, you’ll step inside two homes where Elizabeth Ann lived and worked, and learn about life in early 1800s. View a glimpse of the tour on the video below.


Tour Times

Tour Times: The tour is available Saturdays from December-March from 10:00am – 4:30pm (It is recommended you arrive between 10:00am – 3:30pm).

There is no cost but donations are accepted. Registrations are encouraged but not required. (You can make your reservation here).

  • This guided walking tour is both indoors and outdoors.
  • Please check in at the Visitor Center upon arrival.
  • The tour lasts about 45 minutes.
  • The grounds and walkways are handicap-accessible.


Reserve Tickets


If you wish to bring a group of 10 or more, please schedule your group tour here.


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Plan Your Visit

  • The Visitor Center, Museum, Basilica and Gift Shop are open M-Sat 10am-5pm and Sun 12-5pm.
  • Parking is free.
  • The grounds and historic cemetery are open year-round from dawn to dusk.


Click on our address below for directions using Google Maps.

339 South Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Extras to include in your visit:

  • Consider viewing our free 12-minutes film before you go on a tour, to have some background on Elizabeth Ann Seton’s story.
  • Admission is free for our museum. To view the exhibits and artifacts in our museum, allow for about 15-30 minutes.
  • During your visit, allow time to choose a special memento in our gift shop to remember your visit.