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Back from the Dead Cemetery Walks

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Time: 6:30-8:30pm, with a walk beginning every 10-15 minutes

Price: $5 in advance, $7 at the door


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

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 will describe what the North American martyrs endured for the sake of Christ. Or St. Teresa of Avila, who will share her visions of hell.

You’ll 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’ll 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: October 16-18, 23-25, 30-31. November 1 will be an Indoor Basilica Experience to accommodate the limited capacity due to COVID. Performances on this night will take place at 6pm, 7:30pm, and 9pm. Confessions will not be offered on this night.

Tickets: To guarantee admittance, you must pre-purchase tickets ahead of time, as Back from the Dead will sell out. Walk-ins will only be admitted if space is available. October 24, 30, & 31 will be our busiest nights, so be sure to purchase tickets in advance.

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

When you come, please check-in at our Visitor Center, and consider making time to browse our gift shop, which will be open at that time.

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