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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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Just wonderful.

A one of kind place to visit, easy to drive to, ample parking, great scenery, excellent... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
sempervmarine
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Columbia, Maryland
Beautiful place!

We meandered up her on a lazy Saturday with our 6 year old and ended up staying for 6 hours and... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
Pattyj123
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Historic site that's the home of the first American-born saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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339 S Seton Ave, Emmitsburg, MD 21727-9226
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A one of kind place to visit, easy to drive to, ample parking, great scenery, excellent presentation. wonderful staff, guided tours, reasonable shop prices.

Thank sempervmarine
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We meandered up her on a lazy Saturday with our 6 year old and ended up staying for 6 hours and having a wonderful day. The shrine is very nice, the staff were friendly and accommodating to young children. They have an audio tour, or...More

Thank Pattyj123
Helen J, Manager at National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Dear Pattyj123, Thanks so much for stopping by. We're glad you enjoyed your visit. If you have a chance to come again, you might like to come on August 27, when we'll have a backpack blessing for students during 1:30pm Mass, and then fun activities...More

Reviewed 6 July 2017

The visit was remarkable in many ways. The historical perspective, the architectural persterctive, and the spiritual perspective. Also, how amazing that this young 29 year old widow, left with 5 children made such an amazing difference to the world in her time.More

Thank makim0
Helen J, Manager at National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Dear makim0, I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit. Your comments touch upon what many of our visitors say. Elizabeth Ann Seton's story is inspirational, and it's great you got to experience it for yourself. Thank you for the review. We appreciate feedback from our...More

Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

So often we the no we need to travel abroad to see the great shrines, basilicas, and relics of Christendom that we overlook those treasures here in the United States. The Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is just one of those treasures and it...More

1  Thank Eric W
Reviewed 12 June 2017

I took the tour here while going to training next door. There is a small museum area, movie and then the cathedral that you get to see. It is really beautiful. You can also walk all around on the grounds outdoors.

Thank scottc9876
Helen J, Manager at National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Hi scottc9876, Thank you for stopping by! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. Other visitors comment on the beauty of the Basilica as well. It's great you had a chance to see it. Thanks for the review on Trip Advisor, I appreciate it!

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

The grounds are beautifully kept and it's extensive. We toured inside the museum and the Basilica which is gorgeous with massive mosaics. The tour guides are helpful and informative. It's incredible to read her story and that if the people she and the order have...More

1  Thank paintnut87
Helen J, Manager at National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Dear paintnut87, Thank you so much for reviewing us on Trip Advisor. Like you, a number of our visitors enjoy seeing the altar where her remains are entombed and where a relic of hers is on display inside a small cross on top of the...More

Reviewed 29 May 2017

We actually tripped over this while looking for somewhere to go to the bathroom and we are so glad we did. We did have to do a rush tour through the museum and the Basilica because we arrived about an hour before it closed. For...More

Thank Jesita66
Helen J, Manager at National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Hi Jesita66, It sounds like it was a happy accident that you found us! We're glad you did. If you're ever in the area again and have time to stop in, please do. We have free guided tours every day of the week at 10am,...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Take the time to see this. Very interesting and informative. Really good information that you will appreciate. All of the people are really nice.

Thank BBlkburn
Helen J, Manager at National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Dear BBlkburn, Thank you for taking time to provide a review. We appreciate getting feedback from our visitors. Whether you took one of our guided tours or checked things out on your own, I'm glad you had a good experience. Thanks again for the review!

Reviewed 19 March 2017

I would encourage anyone looking for a beautiful and very peaceful place to visit, to consider spending time at the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. The grounds are beautiful and the Shrine is a place of peace and art. I really feel welcomed...More

1  Thank Doris H
Helen J, Manager at National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Dear Doris H., Thanks so much for taking time to provide a review. We appreciate feedback from our visitors. Our history, beautiful grounds and art in the Basilica are some things that our visitors like best about us. I'm glad you enjoyed them too! Thanks...More

Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

This is an awesome shrine that everyone should go visit in their lifetime. Beautiful Basilica and good tour with a great gift shop

Thank Mark H
Helen J, Manager at National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2017

Dear Mark H., Thank you for taking time to provide a review. The Basilica and tour that you mention are two things that people like most when they come. We're glad you enjoyed them. Thanks again!

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Isabella A
16 July 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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I do not know about a labyrinth on the grounds.
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