Distance Engagement Opportunity for 200th Anniversary Year

Explore the Seton Shrine, without even leaving your home! Engaging and fun for all ages – it’s the next-best thing to visiting in person! Use the form below to schedule a tour. A Zoom link will be emailed around two hours prior to the tour. (Please note: you must have a minimum of five participants for the tour to take place)

Tour Options

Historic St. Joseph's House

🕒 40 minutes

Visitors will tour the building where Mother Seton started her school, taught, and spent her last days. This house features artifacts that belonged to Mother Seton and focuses on her educational mission, her devotion, and her legacy as a Saint.

Stone Farmhouse

🕒 20 minutes

Visit Mother Seton’s first home in Emmitsburg. This tour details her arrival, 19th century living, and the founding of the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph’s. The virtual tour is full of stories from the early days of the Sisters of Charity and provides visitors with a chance to see the humble beginnings of a Saint and her company.

Basilica

🕒 30 minutes

This tour goes into both the architectural and spiritual aspects of the Basilica. This includes Mother Seton’s altar and final resting place. The virtual tour is an opportunity to see the stained glass, mosaics, and unique architectural features of the Basilica closer than ever before!

Civil War Sisters

🕒 45 minutes

Learn the Sisters and Daughters of Charity’s role as nurses during the Civil War. During this tour, visitors will learn about the military encampment on St. Joseph’s property and how the Sisters continued the mission of Mother Seton by helping those in need. This virtual tour provides the opportunity to hear inspiring stories accompanied by artifacts and photographs.

Custom Group Tour

🕒 You choose the date & time!

Custom tours for groups of 5 or more available for all ages! Benefits include:

  • flexible scheduling
  • adaptable to your curriculum and/or other needs
  • a private and unique experience for you and your group

Fill out the form below or email Bridgett at bridgett.bassler@setonshrine.org