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National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
339 S Seton Ave
Emmitsburg, MD

Nestled among Maryland’s mountains is St. Joseph’s Academy, Mother Seton’s historic 19th century boarding school. You’ll meet the Seton Shrine’s celebrated Junior History Interpreters – girls ages 8-16 who portray real students of Mother Seton and her Sisters. Jump back in time with stories, music, farm animals, and more.

What To Expect:

  • Most visitors will spend about two hours at the Shrine.
  • You will encounter many historical interpreters, many of whom portray actual students from Mother Seton’s time! Don’t be shy: you are encouraged to speak with them, but don’t be surprised if their knowledge doesn’t exceed the year 1818.
  • Visit the farm animals from Cruann Farms Petting Zoo
  • Move your muscles and learn how physically taxing doing laundry could be
  • Try your hand at fiber arts
  • Learn how to write with a nib pen and ink
  • Dabble in some watercolor
  • Break a sweat at colonial dancing and outdoor games

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