National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Emmitsburg

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The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton is located in historic Emmitsburg, MD, a small town in the foothills of the beautiful Catoctin Mountain, part of the Blue Ridge Mountain chain.

This was the home of Elizabeth Ann Seton from 1809 until her death in 1821. Her remains are entombed here in the Basilica that bears her name. Visitors from all walks of life are welcome to explore our grounds, tour the Basilica and her historic homes, and learn more about her in our museum. The museum and guided tours are free---there's no admission or tour fee.
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  • We’ve been wanting to stop here for sometime and finally did. St. Elizabeth’s story is one of a wonderful woman. Here you can relive her life and see just why she was given Sainthood. Many relics and ...  more »
  • This was an unexpected trip, and well worth the visit. There are several things to see there, The Basilica and Visitor Center, The Stone House, The White House, Seton Legacy Garden, and St Joseph's Ce...  more »
  • The Altar of Relics was a beautiful place to spend some quiet time in contemplation. It helps me appreciate and love my Catholic faith even more knowing we are part of the communion of saints. St Elizabeth Ann Seton as patron saint of widows holds a special place in my widowed heart.
  • A Worthy Place to visit your Lord and Savior.
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