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.

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


Shrine Hours

The Basilica, Museum and Gift Shop are open Monday through Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 12-5pm. On Wednesdays, we remain open until 7:30pm. The grounds and historic cemetery are open year-round from dawn to dusk.

During our later hours on Wednesdays, the Basilica, Museum and Visitor Center are open. We welcome you to come and self-guide our site during this time. Simply stop in our Visitor Center to pick up the map of our site.

Historic Homes Tour

See the two historic homes where Elizabeth Ann Seton lived and worked on our Historic Homes Tour.

Saturday: 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm.

Sunday: 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 3pm and 4pm.

Tours are available with a 48hour in advance reservation on weekdays. Please contact the front desk at 301-447-6072 to make your reservation.

The tour lasts about 45-60 minutes, and tickets are $8/adult, $6/youth ages 7-18, and free for children ages 6 and under.

*Please Note: Beginning December 1st, the Historic Homes Tours are only available with a 48hr in advance reservation Monday through Friday. Tours operate as normal Saturdays and Sundays. Daily tours will resume in April 2020.  To make your reservation, please contact the Information Desk at 301-447-6072.


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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.

Mass Times

Monday through Friday and Sunday at 1:30pm

Confession & Adoration Times

Confession and Adoration before Mass 12:15-1:15pm