National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton is one of the most-visited holy sites near Gettysburg, a well-known US religious site and education center that pays tribute to the life and mission of none other than Elizabeth Ann Seton.
Seton was the first American born saint, canonized by the Roman Catholic Church in 1975. A loving wife, mother, and too-soon-widow, the early life of Seton is fascinating, and you will learn all about it within the shrine museum. You will see illustrations, anecdotes, and various 19th-century artifacts relating to her life, such as several personal letters all throughout the museum. Watch the 12-minute informational video covering Seton's life, then consider taking a tour of her homes and grounds surrounding the museum. You can explore the Basilica, Stone House, White House, and St. Joseph Cemetery. Be sure to save time to check out special exhibits such as the current Civil War Sisters exhibit!
Each April-November the shrine offers a special Civil War Group Tour that we think your group will love, just let us know you are interested and we will set it up for you!