BNHA Saint Mary's Spiritual Center and Historic Site

Interpretive Framework

Seeking Prosperity on the Chesapeake: Baltimore History from Colonial Times through the 1800s

Shaping a Monumental City: The City’s Growth in the 20th Century

Star Attractions

Charles Street Byway

Resource Type


600 N Paca St

Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Saint Mary’s Spiritual Center and Historic Site is noted for its importance to the history of the Catholic Church. The center’s campus includes the Historic Saint Mary’s Seminary Chapel, completed in 1808 and one of the first Gothic-style structures in the United States, and the home of the first American-born Catholic saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton.