Basilica Exterior

Hours & Directions

The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton is open daily and easily accessed along U.S. 15 in Emmitsburg, Maryland, about 20 miles north of Frederick MD and 10 miles south of Gettysburg PA.

As Maryland and the rest of the country reopen during the pandemic, so too does the Shrine.

Google Maps Link:

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


Shrine Hours

The Visitor Center and Museum are open Monday through Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 12-5pm. The gift shop remains closed, with plans to open by July 22. Please click here for the latest updates related to the coronavirus.

The Basilica is open for prayer, tours and Mass Monday through Sunday from 10am-5pm.
Mass: Monday through Friday at 1:30pm and on Sunday at 11am and 1:30pm
Confession and Adoration: Monday through Friday and Sunday at 12:15-1:15pm.

To keep you and our staff safe, we’ve put precautions in place, following guidance from the CDC, Maryland Department of Health, and the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Find out more at the link below:

Precautions for Mass

Open Air Historic Homes Tour

See the two historic homes where Elizabeth Ann Seton lived and worked on our free Open Air Historic Homes Tour. The tour lasts 45-60 minutes. Find out more about the tour, including precautions we’re taking, here.

Tour Times: Friday and Saturday at 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, and 2:30pm.

Reserve a spot on the tour by clicking the button below.




If you wish to do a self-guided tour, you are welcome to do so. Please stop in our Visitor Center to pick up the map of our site.