People from all walks of life visit the Shrine and enjoy discovering this incredible woman’s story. Whether you're interested in history, art, or the outdoors, you’ll find it at our site. Discover for yourself Elizabeth Ann Seton’s inspirational life and the legacy that lives on in her name.
Make the most of your time with us! Below are activities to give you a well-rounded experience, as well as info about our amenities.
- Begin at the Visitor Center and watch the 12-minute film to get an introduction into Elizabeth Ann Seton’s story.
- Take a guided tour, which lasts about 45-60 minutes and includes the two historic homes she lived in, as well as our Basilica. Tours are available Monday through Saturday at 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm and 4:30pm. On Sundays, tours are available at 12:30pm and 2:30pm.
- Spend time in the museum to view artifacts from her life and discover how her legacy has lived on.
Plan for about 1.5-2 hours if you want to include all the activities listed above.
Living History Experience on Sunday Afternoons
Buy tickets to see our new living history tour, Catherine Comes Home, on Sundays at 3pm, 3:30pm, 4pm, 4:30pm and 5pm. Learn more here.
All of our sites, walkways and grounds are accessible to physically-challenged people.
Parking at the Shrine is free and plentiful.
There are two picnic areas on the grounds for your enjoyment. Please note that these are not covered areas, so they may not be suitable for use in inclement weather.
We welcome you to explore our site on your own. Simply begin at the Visitor Center located below the Basilica, and pick up our Map & Guide for a self-guided tour.
The Visitor Center, Museum, Basilica and Gift Shop are open M-Sat 10am-6pm and Sun 12-6pm.
Parking is free.
The grounds and historic cemetery are open year-round from dawn to dusk.