The National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is located in historic Emmitsburg, Maryland, a town in the foothills of the beautiful Catoctin Mountains, part of the Blue Ridge Mountain chain, and in the heart of United States history. Watch our video to learn more.
This was the home of Mother Seton from 1809 until her death in 1821. Her remains are entombed here in the Basilica that bears her name. Pilgrims come here throughout the year to learn about her life, discover the depths of her faithfulness, and walk meditatively in her footsteps.
“All this and heaven too…” --St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
"The unmistakable presence of God was both humbling and exhilarating at the same time. The memory and emotions of praying at the altar of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton will remain with me forever."
"I plan on visiting the shrine many more times." --AW
Visitor Center & Basilica Hours
10:00 am - 4:30 pm every day
Historic Houses & Grounds: Tuesday - Sunday on the hour, 10 am to 3pm
Civil War: Fridays and Saturdays at 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm
Mass & Confessions
1:30 Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Confessions heard after each Mass.