Basilica Exterior

Hours & Directions

The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton is easily accessed along U.S. 15 in the beautiful rolling hills of Emmitsburg, Maryland, 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


Shrine Hours

The Basilica, Museum and Gift Shop are open daily from 10:00am to 4:30pm. The grounds and historic cemetery are open year-round from dawn to dusk.

We welcome everyone to celebrate Christmas and the joy of Jesus’ birth with us! On Christmas Eve, we’ll have carols at 7pm and Christmas Vigil Mass at 7:30pm. On Christmas Day, the Basilica will open at 12pm for Confession and Adoration from 12:15-1:15pm, and Mass at 1:30pm. The Basilica will close at 3pm once Mass is over.

Tour Times

Daily on the hours of 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm

Mass Times

Monday through Friday and Sunday at 1:30pm

Confession & Adoration Times

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