333 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg Maryland 21727
Located on South Seton Avenue, this shrine is on the grounds of St. Joseph's Provincial House. In the first decade of the 19th century, Mother Seton, founder of the American chapter of the Sisters of Charity, began the first parochial school in the country. She was canonized in 1975, the first native-born American woman to be so honored. A museum displaying some of Seton's personal effects and a chapel containing her remains are among the restored and furnished buildings. The chapel has been designated a minor basilica.
Museum open daily 10am-4:30pm in April through October. Basilica open daily 10am-4:30pm.
Other History nearby:
(Baltimore) B & O Railroad Museum
(Ellicott City) B & O Railroad Station Museum
(Baltimore) Baltimore City Hall
(Baltimore) Baltimore Maritime Museum
(Baltimore) Baltimore Streetcar Museum
(Frederick) Barbara Fritchie House
12/10 Coming to The Emmitsburg area
National Cherry Blossom Festival Washington DC March20-April14 The nation’s greatest springtime celebration unites for four spectacular weekends including the Cherry Blossom Parade.
Pork in the Park BBQ Festival Salisbury MD April19-21 Follow your nose to the Pork in the Park BBQ Festival. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this Eastern Shore staple will be served up April 19-21st at Salisbury's WinterPlace Park.
Galena Dogwood Festival Galena MD May4 The annual Galena Dogwood Festival is will take place throughout Galena. The parade will have a War of 1812 theme.
Dover Days Festival Dover DE May3-5 As one of the longest running festivals in the state of Delaware, Dover Days dates back to 1933. What started as a garden tour staged by the Dover Garden Club, has now become an annual time to remember First State heritage with community spirit and an entertaining festival of family events.
Dover Days Festival Dover DE May3-5 You can claim Dover, Delaware, the capital city of the First State, as your state capital during the 80th anniversary celebration of the Dover Days Festival!.
Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival West Friendship MD May4-5 A fun-filled weekend of live animals, crafts and supplies, entertainment and more.