National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

339 S. Seton Ave.
Emmitsburg, MD 21727-9297- Map It
Phone: (301) 447-6606

AAA Editor Notes

National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is at 339 S. Seton Ave. Mother Seton was the founder of the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph's and a pioneer in Catholic education in the early 1880s. She was canonized in 1975, the first native-born American to be so honored. Her remains are buried beneath her altar in the basilica. A visitor center contains a museum and shows a 12-minute video depicting Seton's life and times. Two historic houses, a cemetery and a mortuary chapel can be seen. Educational programs and special events are offered. Guided tours of the historic houses are available. A Civil War history tour also is available by advance reservation. Guided tours are available.
Hours: Basilica and visitor center open daily 10-4:30. Guided tours are given on the hour 10-11 and 1-3. Closed major holidays and the second week in Jan. Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.