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Mother Seton House, Baltimore

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#15 of 19 in Historic Sites in Baltimore
Mother Seton House is a historic home located on the grounds of St. Mary’s Seminary at Baltimore, Maryland, United States. It is a -story red brick house, similar to other small homes built in the early 19th century for the predominantly French community nearby. It was built in 1808 as the home of Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774–1821), the first American-born woman beatified by the Roman Catholic Church. In the 1960s it was restored to its original appearance through the efforts of a committee, which continues to operate the home as a museum. Mother Seton House is located adjacent to the St. Mary's Seminary Chapel.
In 1972, Mother Seton House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
This home on North Paca Street is most well known for its first owner, Mother Seton. She would arrive to the home in Baltimore on June 16, 1808, and stay until June 21, 1809. During her brief year in Baltimore, Seton would pay rent totaling at $250.00. Upon her arrival to the home, Elizabeth Seton was more than pleased with the house. In fact, she penned a letter to a friend, Julia Scott, describing it as a “‘neat, delightful mansion, entirely new...in the new French style of folding windows and recesses.’” Despite the fact that Elizabeth Seton only inhabited the home for a year, a long-lasting bond between the two was formed.
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  • The Mother Seton house is very beautiful and well worth the trip. The grounds are very well kept and it is a a very spiritual experience.  more »
  • This site is not just historic it is quite spiritual, sacred and holy. So many "first things" happened at that site. It is truly such a moving place to visit.  more »
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  • A beautifully restored home of the 1st American Saint in beautiful historic Seton Hill.
  • Beautiful place and so uplifting to walk in the footsteps of St. Elizabeth Seton. The Chapel is a nice oasis in the heart of the city.

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