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Back from the Dead Cemetery Walks

Last Date:

Time: 6 p.m.

Price: $5 in advance, $7 at the door, or FREE with the purchase of a 2021 t-shirt.


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

This is a regional event, one you might consider if venturing outside Adams County during your visit.

On the Cemetery Walk, as a guide leads you through the dark by candlelight, saints and martyrs come to life and reflect upon the “Last Things”: death, judgment, heaven and hell. Like Saint Isaac Jogues, who describes what the North American martyrs endured for the sake of Christ. Or St. Teresa of Avila, who shares her visions of hell.

You also meet Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, who reveals how she found Jesus in the midst of suffering.

Through these encounters with saints and martyrs, you discover what it means to be truly alive, both now and in the life to come.

This faith-filled walk is ideal for youth groups and families with older children (14+). Please send all inquiries to

Dates: Oct 15-17, 22-24, 29-31. Confessions will be available throughout the night.
Times: 6:30-8:30pm, with a walk beginning every 10-15 minutes
Tickets: To guarantee admittance, you must pre-purchase tickets ahead of time, as Back from the Dead will sell out. Walk-ins only admitted if space is available. Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 at the door, or FREE with the purchase of a 2021 t-shirt.

What to Expect on the “Back From the Dead” Cemetery Walk

When you come, please check in at the Visitor Center, and consider making time to browse the gift shop, which is open at that time.

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