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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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Hallowed Ground

This Shrine and the surrounding property are a wonderful tribute to a truly exceptional woman. I... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
TimeTraveler_800
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
So beautiful.

Just a gorgeous sight. So much history and beauty. Spiritually enlightening. Bring your whole... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Beth T
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Fishers, Indiana
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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 November 2017

This Shrine and the surrounding property are a wonderful tribute to a truly exceptional woman. I moved out west 10 years ago, but I still look forward to revisiting these grounds when I return for family visits. I am a proud product of 16 years...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Just a gorgeous sight. So much history and beauty. Spiritually enlightening. Bring your whole family to the beautiful shrine.More

Thank Beth T
Helen J, Manager at National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Dear Beth T., Thank you for visiting! Like you, many of our visitors find the history we have here fascinating. Elizabeth Ann Seton experienced some severe setbacks, but still went on to do some amazing thing in her 46 years of life! I'm glad you...More

Reviewed 1 October 2017

The church & Shrine are self guided. Try not to go during mass on Sunday. The room for the statues of the Blessed Virgin are from all over the world & very beautiful. There is a little gift shop with lots of informational items, pictures,...More

Thank SirPenLadyGwen
Helen J, Manager at National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Dear SirPenLadyGwen, Thank you so much for visiting and providing a review on Trip Advisor. Your suggestion about not touring the Shrine during Mass is a good one and helpful for people who haven't visited before. Mass begins at 1:30pm on Sunday through Friday, and...More

Reviewed 20 September 2017

We always stop here on vacation every year beautiful grounds and church inside I enjoy ringing the bells on the grounds as wellMore

Thank johnnyboy320
Helen J, Manager at National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Dear johnnyboy320, Thank you for all of your visits to the Shrine! We're really appreciate that you make time each year to stop by. We have plans to add on to one of our exhibits inside the museum, the exhibit called Sisters Today. If you...More

Reviewed 19 September 2017

We had been meaning to stop at this shrine on our return trip from Gettysburg. It was easy to get to, right off the highway. We timed it perfectly, so we were able to attend Mass in the Basilica. What a spiritual experience. After Mass,...More

Thank jchansen14
Helen J, Manager at National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Dear jchansen14, Thank you for providing us with feedback on Trip Advisor. It sounds like you did quite a bit while you were here. If you didn't get a chance to do one of the free tours that take you inside Elizabeth Ann Seton's historic...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017

Went on Labor Day and celebrated Mass at the basilica. We toured the visitor's center, house, original school, and cemetery all on the grounds within walking distant of each other. The bells echoed across the grounds and it was beautiful. I was inspired by the...More

Thank BigRay2016
Helen J, Manager at National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Hi BigRay2016, Thank you for stopping by our site for a visit. I'm glad you got to take one of our free tours. Many of our visitors find the tour enlightening when they discover all that Elizabeth Ann Seton did in her 46 short years....More

Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

We occasionally drive US 15 by Gettysburg and have seen the signs for the Shrine and surrounding sights. We only had a brief amount of time for the visit so we couldn't take the tour offered. However, the staff gave us a quick summary and...More

Thank Bruce B
Helen J, Manager at National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Hi Bruce B, Thank you for visiting the Shrine. Even though you only had a short time, I'm glad you made it a point to stop by. If you have time to take the tour the next time you stop, I think you'll really enjoy...More

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We stumbled on this gem driving from Gettysburg around closing time so we weren't able to fully appreciate everything. But in a half hour or so, we visited the beautiful basilica, the Shrine and burial spot of EAS, a small museum and gift shop. The...More

Thank Carolanne B
Helen J, Manager at National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Hi Carolanne B, Thanks so much for stopping by our site. It's great that you got to see the Basilica---many visitors comment how beautiful it is, so I'm glad you feel the same way! The next time you're in the area, if you have time,...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017

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

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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

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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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Response from annNY110 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know about a labyrinth on the grounds.
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