Basilica Interior

Visit the Seton Shrine

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.

Tour the Shrine

When you arrive at the Seton Shrine, you’ll want to start at the Visitor Center located below the Basilica.

Free guided tours available daily.
Free tours are offered every day on the hour of 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm, and 3pm. With a guide, you’ll see our Basilica, historic homes and cemetery, and discover their significance in Elizabeth Ann Seton’s life. The tour takes approximately 45-60 minutes.

Plan to spend 1.5-2 hours for the 12-minute film in our Visitor Center, the guided tour, and the exhibits in our museum. The film and museum are free, too.

Schedule Free Tour

Civil War Tour
Available on Saturdays at 1:30pm through September 2, and other days by advance reservation. $$
About the Civil War tour


The Visitor Center, Museum, Basilica and Gift Shop are open daily 10am to 4:30pm.

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

Bring Your Group

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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