National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
339 S. Seton Avenue
As you stroll down illuminated walkways you will encounter costumed interpreters from Mother Seton’s world and see the historic homes that she lived in, each tastefully decorated for the season. Join the students and Sisters as they joyfully prepare their gifts for nearby families who are poor. May this Season of Charity enter your heart as you take this unique experience with you.
We are inviting visitors to join in our Season of Charity by supporting the Emmitsburg Food Bank either through making a financial contribution on site or by bringing some of the following items to donate during the Candlelight Tour as the Sisters of Charity and students of St. Joseph’s School assemble baskets of goods for the people of Emmitsburg. Items needed include: shampoo, spaghetti sauce, brownies, icing, cake mixes, pancake mix, instant potato packets, instant rice packets, soup ( not tomato), beets, pork and beans, baked beans, juice, snack bars, bags of chips, and cereal.
Guided tours begin every 30 minutes from 4pm-7pm. The Visitor Center, Basilica and Gift Shop will be open until 8:30pm each night.