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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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Take the time to see this. Very interesting and informative. Really good information that you will... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
BBlkburn
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Tacoma, Washington
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A beautiful and relaxing experience!

I would encourage anyone looking for a beautiful and very peaceful place to visit, to consider... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Doris H
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339 S Seton Ave, Emmitsburg, MD 21727-9226
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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 review

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

Thank Doris H
Helen J, Manager at National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, responded to this review

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 review

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!

Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We made our first visit here for the feast day of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. We were greeted by a very helpful receptionist, greeted again upstairs by helpful ushers, and we were impressed by the sheer beauty of the whole place. We will be back,...More

Thank Gretchen K
Helen J, Manager at National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, responded to this review

Dear Gretchen K, We're glad you enjoyed your experience, and look forward to having you back. On your next visit, consider making time for a guided tour, which is offered every day of the week on the hours of 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm,...More

Reviewed 22 November 2016

I had no idea what wonderful Civil War history the Shrine has. I visited the museum, took a tour of the historic homes, and I also visited the basilica. I would recommend approximately 2 hours or so on the campus. It isn't all religion, but...More

Thank righttorise83
Helen J, Manager at National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, responded to this review

Dear righttorise83, I apologize for the delay in responding to your review. I do appreciate the time you took to provide one. I'm glad you had a chance to experience all that we have to offer, especially the Civil War history. It's a side of...More

Reviewed 5 November 2016

Inspiring. A beautiful place for reverance, reflection, prayer and comfort. Wonderful interesting history. Very tranquil. Worth visiting when in the Gettysburg area. Allow a couple of hours.More

Thank Karen C
Helen J, Manager at National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, responded to this review

Dear Karen C, Thank you for visiting the Shrine and providing a review. We're glad you had such a nice visit! Thank you also for recommending us to people in the Gettysburg area. We're about 10-15 minutes south of Gettysburg, so it's an easy trip...More

Reviewed 24 October 2016

Stopped off for about an hour to tour the site, The Basilica is worth seeing, if you are into that. The grounds are well kept.I would recommend spending at least two hours if you go. The staff is limited, but small groups or solos can...More

Thank south6
Helen J, Manager at National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, responded to this review

Dear south6, Thank you for making the time to provide a review. You're absolutely right about recommending two hours---we recommend that amount of time for people to be able to see the film, self-tour the museum, go on a guided tour, and have time to...More

Reviewed 21 October 2016

We were driving through the area and saw a sign on the highway for this shrine, so we decided to check it out. Beautiful grounds, tabernacle and cemetery. A good history of the first saint born in the United States.More

Thank Alaska_Gator_Girl
Helen J, Manager at National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, responded to this review

Dear Alaska_Gator_Girl, Thank you for the review. We're glad you made a spur-of-the-moment decision to stop and see our site. We're also glad you enjoyed our grounds and history---many of our visitors find the outdoors and history to be what they enjoy most about us....More

Reviewed 19 October 2016

While traveling to the Poconos for vacation I decided to detour and visit the basilica and light votive candles in memory of my parents. The basilica was beautiful as were the grounds surrounding it. I found the visit to be both spiritual and emotional.More

Thank Mary S
Helen J, Manager at National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, responded to this review

Dear Mary S, We're so glad you decided to detour and visit us. Lighting a votive in memory of your parents is a wonderful way to honor them. If you didn't have time to do a guided tour when you stopped by, we invite you...More

Reviewed 15 September 2016

As a Protestant, I found this visit to be an opportunity to learn about Elizabeth Seton who was the first American Saint. I was surprised that she had been married and had children but, following the death of her husband, decided to devote her life...More

1  Thank Beverly W
Helen J, Manager at National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, responded to this review

Hi Beverly W, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about the Shrine. I'm glad you found Elizabeth Ann Seton's life inspiring. With all the ups and downs she experienced, many of us can relate to her. She is an ideal example...More

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Isabella A
Are dogs allowed on the outside paths? I live in the area and would like to include the paths on our daily walks since it's such a nice area.
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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Murphywrites
Hi, is there a labyrinth on the grounds of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton? I remember walking a circular stone labyrinth in a wooded garden back in 2003 when I was in training at FEMA near the facility, and I always thought it was on the grounds of the National Shrine but I can't find any mention of it anywhere online. Thank you.
7 December 2015|
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Response from annNY110 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know about a labyrinth on the grounds.
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