Memorial Weekend

Other Local Attractions During Your Visit

Destinations Near the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial

If you are planning an extended visit, you can visit nearby historic sites in Frederick County, Maryland, and Gettysburg. You may also want to visit Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Maryland, each about 75 miles from Emmitsburg. Here are some useful websites to plan your visit.

National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton – Emmitsburg, MD

Elizabeth Ann Seton was a wife and mother, who found herself a widow at just 29 years old. Despite the hardships that she faced, she went on to do amazing work, and became the first American-born saint. Visit this historic Shrine and see the museum, her historic homes, and the Basilica dedicated to her.

Mount St. Mary’s University

Mount St. Mary’s University – Emmitsburg, MD

Mount St. Mary's University's main campus is 1,400 tree-lined acres in scenic Emmitsburg, Maryland, and is home to all traditional undergraduate programs, several graduate programs, Division I sports, Mount St. Mary's Seminary and the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Gettysburg, PA

Visit Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg and Adams County is the perfect four-seasons destination. Outdoor recreation, flavors for every season and a staggering history. Whether you’re staying for a week or a day, discovering our history or immersing yourself in our agriculture, we have just the inspiration you need to plan the perfect getaway.

Frederick County, Maryland

Visit Frederick County, MD

Located less than one hour from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Gettysburg, the city of Frederick, Maryland is surrounded by mountain views, wineries, orchards and vibrant Main Street communities. Frederick County is where hip meets historic every day.

Washington, DC

Visit Washington, DC

Majestic memorials. Renowned culinary experiences. Walkable and diverse neighborhoods. Can’t-miss theater performances. Outdoor revelry. Free things to do. Historic events. The nation’s capital has all of this in store.

Baltimore, Maryland

Visit the Baltimore Inner Harbor

Where Baltimore’s shipbuilding and steel mills once stood, you’ll now find a busy destination for fun. The Baltimore Inner Harbor has everything, from scenic waterfront views to fresh seafood restaurants to spectacular museums.

The Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian Institution – Washington, DC

The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex, with 21 museums and the National Zoo—shaping the future by preserving heritage, discovering new knowledge, and sharing our resources with the world.

Note: The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation does not control the content of organizations websites listed below, nor does the NFFF endorse other agencies or organizations.