Living History Tours

Engage Living History Interpreters portraying characters such as Mother Seton’s appointed sister servant, a boarder of St. Joseph’s Academy, a “St. Joseph’s Girl” who is sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph’s.  Come see how they go about their daily activities in the homes of Mother Seton. On this tour, you’ll see the two historic homes and grounds where Elizabeth Ann, the first American-born saint, lived and worked.

On day of your visit, please check in inside the Visitor Center before encountering the interpreters at the historic homes. 

Tour Times

Sundays: 1-5pm, Last admission at 4pm

Wednesdays: 3-7pm, Last admission at 6pm

The cost of the Specialty Tour is $10/adult, $7/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.

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What to expect on the tour:

  • This guided walking tour is both indoors and outdoors.
  • The tour lasts about 75 minutes.
  • The grounds and walkways are handicap-accessible.

Extras to Add to Your Experience:

  • Consider viewing our free 12-minutes film before you go on a tour, to have some background on Elizabeth Ann Seton’s story.
  • Admission is free for our museum. To view the exhibits and artifacts in our museum, allow for about 15-30 minutes.
  • During your visit, allow time to choose a special memento in our gift shop to remember your visit.

Seton Shrine Hours:

  • Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm.
  • Sunday: 12pm-5pm.

Directions:

Click on our address below for directions using Google Maps.

339 South Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, MD 21727