Visit the Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
Basilica Interior

Things To Do

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.

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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 your visit at the Visitor Center and learn about what tours are available the day of your visit.
  • There is no admission fee for our brand new museum. In the museum, see artifacts from Elizabeth Ann Seton’s life and view exhibits that highlight how her legacy has lived on through hands-on activities and technology.
  • Self-guided tours of our site are always available; simply pick up the Map & Guide at our Visitor Center.
  • Be sure to stop by the Gift Shop to find the perfect keepsake from your visit.

Plan to spend about 1.5-2 hours to take a tour and spend time in the Museum and Basilica.


All of our sites, walkways and grounds are accessible to physically-challenged people.


Parking at the Shrine is free and plentiful.

Picnic Areas

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.


The Visitor Center, Museum and Basilica are open Mon-Sun 10am-5pm and Wed until 7:30pm.

Parking is free.

The grounds and historic cemetery are open year-round from dawn to dusk.


339 South Seton Avenue Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Explore the Shrine

Explore the Shrine

See where Elizabeth Ann Seton’s story unfolded.

Bring Your Group

Group Tours

Many accommodations for groups of all kinds.

Retreat and Pilgrimmage

Retreat & Pilgrimage

Every year, thousands make spiritual trips to the Shrine.

Around Emmitsburg

Around Emmitsburg

Local accommodations, restaurants and attractions.

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