Basilica Exterior

Hours & Directions

The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton is open daily and easily accessed along U.S. 15 in Emmitsburg, MD, about 20 miles north of Frederick MD and 10 miles south of Gettysburg PA. Our historic site is within an hour’s drive of major metropolitan areas.


The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
339 South Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, MD 21727-9297

301-447-6606

Shrine Hours

Now through September 9, the Basilica, Museum and Gift Shop are open Monday through Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm and Sunday 12:00-6:00pm. Between September 10 through December 31, we are open until 5pm each day. The grounds and historic cemetery are open year-round from dawn to dusk.

Tour Times

Now through September 9, guided tours every day.
Open until 6pm daily.
Tour times Mon through Sat: 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm and 4:30pm
Tour times Sun: 12:30pm and 2:30pm

New living history tour, called Catherine Comes Home, available on Sunday afternoons through September 2. Learn more here.

September 10-December 31, guided tours every day.
Open until 5pm daily.
Tour times Mon through Sat: 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm
Tour times Sun: 12:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm

Mass Times

Mon through Fri and Sun at 1:30pm

Confession & Adoration Times

Before Mass 12:15pm – 1:15 pm