Engage Living History Interpreters portraying real people from Mother Seton’s world! Our costumed interpreters portray individuals who knew, lived, and worked with Mother Seton, including our Junior History Interpreters who portray real students from St. Joseph’s Academy. Visitors can see what life was like during Mother Seton’s time, including what it was like to live in her community and learn as students under her care. Each tour allows you to engage with our living history interpreters through conversations or hands-on activities. Step back in time to the year 1818 and see the Historic Homes of Mother Seton from an entirely different perspective! Tours last up to 75 minutes. On the day of your visit, please first check in at the Visitor Center. 

Hands On Activities are also offered! See what’s currently being offered and sign up here!

Fridays: 2pm & 3:30pm, Hands On Activity at 3pm

Saturdays: All day, beginning at 10:00am, last admission is 3:30pm, Hands On Activities at 11am & 2pm  

Aren’t sure which time works best for you on Friday? Stop in the Visitor Center any time from 2-3:30pm on Friday for a self-guided living history experience! Saturday Living History is an open house format.

Suggested Contribution: $8/adult, $6/youth ages 7-18, and free for children ages six and under.

If you wish to bring a group of 10 or more, please schedule your group tour here.

Extras to Add to Your Experience:

  • Consider viewing our new 15 minute film for free before you go on a tour
  • 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