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Dates: 4/1/2017 - 10/31/2017
City / State: St. Mary's City, MD
Event Name: Maryland's First Capital
Event Type: Seasonal Walk
Event ID: 106261 2017/Y1620
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5km-10km - 2B
Description: Visitor Center hours - Summer, W-Sun 10am-5pm (closed M and Tue). Spring/Fall, Tue-Sat 10am-5pm (closed Sun & M). Call or visit web site to confirm hours. Trail is on natural paths along the St. Mary's River and through the historic area of Maryland's first capital.
Amenities: Strollers: Hard | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: No | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Alternative Capitals, Animal Safari, Bridges - Spanning the USA, Cities in Song, Honoring Our Flag, National Register of Historic Places, Trekking With the Trees, United States Post Offices, Walking America's Ports of Call, You'll Never Walk Alone
Start Times: See Description - Daylight Hours Only
Location: St. Mary's City Visitor's Center
Start Point / Driving Directions: 18559 Hogaboom Ln, 20686, 800-762-1634 or 240-895-4990. Web site - http://www.hsmcdigshistory.org
Pick your favorite route to MD Route 5 and follow it through Leonardtown and Great Mills (e.g., from I-495/I-95 take exit 7A). After passing St Mary's College on left, turn RIGHT on Rosecroft, RIGHT on Hogaboom to Visitor Center. Ask staff for walk box. Each walker must pay entrance fee for Historic St Mary's City to participate in and complete walk. 2017 prices - $10 adults, $9 seniors over 60, $6 kids over 6 and students with ID, kids 5 and under FREE). $1.00 discount for AAA, Military ID, St Mary's College alumni card, and Maryland Welcome Passport printed coupon.
Awards & Fees: A Award
Comments: See the reconstructed State House of 1676, archaeological excavations and the Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation, part of an 800-acre outdoor living history museum. At the waterfront, see the replica of the Maryland Dove, a square-rigged ship, which along with the Ark, brought the first settlers and supplies from England. A gift shop and picnic area (bring along a picnic lunch) are on the grounds. Half the walk is through the woods. Bring insect repellant during the buggy months. Fee for IVV credit or non-IVV $3. Children 12 and under walk free (IVV-Credit included) courtesy of Freestate Happy Wanderers.
Host Club: Freestate Happy Wanderers
Contact: Susan DeHetre (301) 848-9475
Website: www.mdvolks.org/freestate/
E-Mail Contact: SusanDeHetre@aol.com