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National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

339 S Seton Ave, Emmitsburg, MD 21727-9226
+1 301-447-6606
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Beautiful Shrine

We went there to take the Civil War Tour. It was outstanding. The young woman who conducted the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mickey1864
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Angola, New York
Lovely and Inspiring

The landscape outside and the decor inside is just breathtaking. One dear lady's consistent... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
RabbiGary
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Historic site that's the home of the first American-born saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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339 S Seton Ave, Emmitsburg, MD 21727-9226
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went there to take the Civil War Tour. It was outstanding. The young woman who conducted the tour did an excellent job. We went back a second time to take the Shrine Tour and that was very interesting. The Church is absolutely beautiful. St....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The landscape outside and the decor inside is just breathtaking. One dear lady's consistent selfless service to others lives on in memory nearly 2 centuries after she was called home to her Lord.

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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

The designers did a phenomenal job with the design of the basilica and the layout of the grounds. It strikes me just as an American saint would want it... pure class, respect, and a holy place to worship without huge amounts of European ostentation. The...More

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Reviewed April 8, 2018

St Elizabeth Ann Seton has a special place in our family. We try to visit the shrine when we travel East. A chilly morning for our visit this year in April before Easter in walking the grounds in taking a break during our travels. Always...More

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Reviewed March 24, 2018

Those of many religions will find this shrine interesting. Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton was a remarkable woman. Life handed her some tough times so she refocused herself addressing, and meeting, the needs of women and children in society at the time of much need. Start...More

Thank Michael P
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

The shrine and grounds are the site of the original settlement of the Sisters of Charity, founded by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Those who have preserved the original buildings and chapel went to great trouble to enable the public to view them and learn their...More

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Reviewed March 6, 2018

Near where I live we have a university named "Seton Hall," and I was curious about the woman after whom it was named, especially because not that many universities are named after a woman! Driving back to NJ from DC on Sunday afternoon, I saw...More

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Reviewed February 18, 2018

Beautiful Church. The saint is entombed in the church so it is a very special place. My children went to the school right around the corner so we went to Mass here often. Love it.More

Thank beas3
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Helen J, Manager at National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2018

Dear beas3, Thank you for the review. We're glad you have visited often for Mass with your family. If you haven't done one of our tours yet, we encourage you to do that as well. We welcome all ages on the tour, so your children...More

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Reviewed January 29, 2018

I have passed by this shrine numerous times on my way to Pennsylvania, and decided to spend some time here to learn more about the life of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seaton. They had exhibits had information about Elizabeth Ann Seaton along with an exhibit of...More

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Helen J, Manager at National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2018

Dear anr002, I apologize for the delay in responding to your review. Please know that I do appreciate you taking the time to provide one. I'm glad you had such a good visit. And it's great that you had time to take a tour. I...More

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Reviewed January 8, 2018

My wife is Catholic and I love history. The first American saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton is entombed here. The school buildings she lived and taught girls in are on the site. There is a small museum and gift shop in the lower level of the...More

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Helen J, Manager at National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2018

Dear clarencestiehm, Thank you for taking time to provide a review. I apologize for my delay in responding, but please know that I do appreciate your feedback. The recommendations you mentioned for the Grotto and the Carriage House for dining are ones we provide too!...More

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Isabella A
July 15, 2016|
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Response from Helen J | Property representative |
Hello, I can confirm that dogs are definitely allowed. Others are right in that the Shrine is not equipped with conveniences like you might find at a dog park, so all that's asked is that you come prepared to clean up after... More
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Murphywrites
December 6, 2015|
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I do not know about a labyrinth on the grounds.
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