HHT - Seton Shrine

Historic Homes Tour

Explore the Homes of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Discover the life and legacy of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton on the Historic Homes Tour, available at the Seton Shrine in Emmitsburg, MD. On this tour, you’ll see the two historic homes and grounds where Elizabeth Ann, the first American-born saint, lived and worked. View a glimpse of the tour on the video below.

  • This guided walking tour is both indoors and outdoors.
  • You will visit the Stone Farm House, St. Joseph’s House, and Historic Cemetery.
  • The tour lasts about 45 minutes.
  • The grounds and walkways are handicap-accessible..


Walk in the footsteps of a saint…

Reserve Your Tickets Here:

Please select your preferred tour time below.

Tour Times:

Sunday: 12:30 PM, 2:15 PM, 3:30 PM 

Monday – Thursday: 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:15pm, 3:30pm

The cost of the Historic Homes Tour is $8/adult, $5/youth ages 7-18, and free for children ages six and under. Buy tickets by clicking the Buy Tickets button below.
If you wish to bring a group of 10 or more, please schedule your group tour here.

On Tour, You will see...

This primitive building is where Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton founded the Sisters of Charity, the first order of American women religious. 

This is the home where Mother Seton opened the first girls’ school. Highlights include the School Room, Chapel, and the room where she died.

Many of Mother Seton’s loved ones are buried in this historic cemetery. A Calvary scene, Stations of the Cross, and the graves of hundreds of Sisters can be found here.

While You're Here...

Extras to add on to your experience:

Visit the New Museum

We recommend coming early before your tour and visit the Museum to have some background on Elizabeth Ann Seton’s story. Admission is free and tours are self-guided.

To view the exhibits and artifacts in our museum, allow for at least 30 minutes.

Stop by the basilica

Attend Mass or join a free guided tour of the Basilica. The Basilica of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton serves as a testament to her strong heritage and 200-year legacy of teaching, giving and serving that continues today. Take a virtual tour by clicking the button below.

living history Tour

Join us for an interactive experience where you will step back in time to meet the Sisters of Charity and students of St. Joseph’s School who lived and worked alongside Mother Seton. This experience is designed to show the school in action as it would have been during the early 1800s.   

find a souvenir at the gift shop

With thousands of products to choose from, many of which are custom and sold exclusively at the Seton Shrine, you’ll be sure to find a souvenir to keep for years to come.

Shrine Hours:

Monday-Saturday | 10am-5pm
Sunday | 12pm-5pm


339 South Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, MD 21727