National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

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National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
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Religious Sites • Monuments & Statues • History Museums
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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Historic site that's the home of the first American-born saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton.
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Michael W
Edison, NJ782 contributions
Sep 2021
We came here after visiting the nearby Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine. The museum gives a fabulous background on Mother Seton and the work that the Religious Sisters did during the Civil War. The Basilica is beautiful as is the understated tomb of Mother Seton.
Written October 3, 2021
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miastar225
Hazleton, PA84 contributions
Nov 2020 • Solo
This shrine and basilica is truly beautiful and. Inspiring. I entered at the visitors center and the ladies there were very friendly, welcoming and informative. I viewed the interesting exhibits and then visited the church itself, which is quite an impressive site. The artwork and church design is beautiful, and the atmosphere was reverent. There was a collection of Madonna and child statues from around the world which was very interesting and also an exhibit about Mother Setons sisters during the Civil War. Highly recommend a visit here. Emmitsburg is a beautiful town as well
Written November 13, 2020
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Ben B
South Riding, VA1 contribution
Oct 2020
The Shrine is a beautiful place in a beautiful setting. It was great to learn about the first U.S.-born saint and Patron Saint of Catholic education. Our tour guide Phyllis was great. Very knowledgeable and personable.
Written October 20, 2020
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G. M
2 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
The Shrine is certainly grandiose, but they forgot to put Jesus front and center. He can be found in a Tabernacle located on the left side of church proper as you face the altar.

I hope they are not having a crisis believing in the "Real Presence" . . . it sure feels that way.
Written September 5, 2015
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AmarilisVos
Jabbeke, Belgium2,027 contributions
We visited the Shrine Apr 26th 2009. It was a sunny Sunday when we visited the Shrine. After the movie and the little exhibition about her life, we went to the inside of the Basilica. We are used to see catholic churches in Europe with a lot of gold work. This church was simple but worth visiting and spending time for a reflection. Afterwards we went to the Grotto of Lourdes, a replica of the one in France built in 1875.
Written August 28, 2010
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Bear H
Williamsburg, VA1,295 contributions
Feb 2020
In addition to the museum and gift shop the shrine has a basilica which is a wonderful place to pray at the grave of St. Elizabeth Seton. Take a look at their web site before you go to see the times of mass and other services. They also have a short movie to describe Seton's life. Worth the side trip to Emmitsburg
Written February 26, 2020
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Dear Bear H, Thank you for taking time to provide a review. It sounds like you enjoyed your visit! If you're ever back in the area, perhaps you could stop again and take one of our guided tours. From December - March, they're only available on weekends, and in April - November they're available every day. The guided tour will take you inside the two homes where Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton lived and worked. People find it interesting being able to walk where a saint walked! Thanks again for the review. I appreciate it!
Written February 28, 2020
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Momworkout
Salisbury, MD68 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
After our visit to the national shrine grotto of our lady of Lourdes, we visited saint Elizabeth Ann setons shrine. There were several areas to visit and a minimal cost for a guided tour! A very special place to visit when you are in the area! We were also very surprised to see how close we were to Gettysburg! A lot to see and do in the area!
Written July 1, 2019
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Linda Z
Rapidan3 contributions
Jun 2014 • Couples
The shrine is so beautiful with the gorgeous mosaics and stained glass windows. This is surpassed only by the enshrinement of the remains of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton within the church. A very holy and peaceful place. The entire grounds are inspiring as is the story of Mother Seton and her efforts in establishing Catholic education in the United States.
Written May 19, 2015
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MDTJ
Frederick, MD268 contributions
Aug 2014
I have been coming here for years but never submitted a review but after today I thought I should share. The drive to get here on 15 north is lovely and the Shrine is not far off the highway and it is easy to find because of good signage. The shrine itself is just beautiful. We attended mass for the first time at 1:30pm and it was a nice experience. I will always return here since I am fortunate enough to live not too far away in downtown Frederick. There is a lot of history offered about Mother Seton in the nice Visitors Center and the gift shop offers many nice religious souvenirs. All staff is very kind and helpful. The grounds are lovely and well maintained. If you happen to be on 15 and see signs for this shrine, definitely stop by. You will not be disappointed that you did. A very lovely place.
Written August 10, 2014
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jeffl499
Alexandria, VA1,487 contributions
Jul 2014 • Solo
The grounds of the Sisters of Charity complex in north Emmitsburg provide a beautiful setting for the shrine to Elizabeth Seton. A short video and a small museum are important for understanding both St. Elizabeth and her Order. The small basilica is a fine place to attend mass or simply sit and pray. A further exploration of the grounds yields some delightful spots for reflection and relaxation.
Written July 28, 2014
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