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Dates: 1/2/2019 - 12/31/2019
City / State: Frederick, MD
Event Name: Mount Olivet Cemetery - Francis Scott Key Burial Site
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 112078 2019/Y1899
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5, 10 km - 1A
Description: VC open daily 9:00-5:30. Closed New Years, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Trail is on sidewalks and roadsides and includes numerous places of interest, historical and otherwise. Start Box located at counter inside Visitor Center. Ask attendant.
Amenities: Strollers: Easy | Wheelchairs: Medium | Pets: No | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Bridges - Spanning the USA, Make a Wish at a Water Fountain, Take a Walk In a City Park, United States Post Offices
Start Times: Daily 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Location: Frederick Visitor's Center
Start Point / Driving Directions: 151 South East St, 21701. (800) 999-3613. Take I-70, Exit 54 N, to Downtown Frederick. Go through round-about, past traffic light at E South St to Visitor Center on left, approx 0.5 miles from I-70. Parking at the VC is limited. Go past VC, pass Commerce, turn left on E All Saints to park in parking garage ahead on right (125 E All Saints St). Take parking ticket with you, and return to the VC to register for walk. You can have parking ticket validated for 3 hours of free parking (M-F) if not a resident of Frederick County. Weekend parking in garage - Saturday $1 all day, Sunday $1 after 2pm. On Sunday park free all day on street at meters.
Awards & Fees: A Award
Comments: Trail is on sidewalks and roadsides, passing historical homes and Schifferstadt Museum; through Baker and Carroll Creek Linear Park, and Hood College; visiting Mt. Olivet Cemetery, resting place of Francis Scott Key and Confederate soldiers; passing the Hessian Barracks; under the Community Bridge; and along Frederick's "Antique Walk." Walk is in Frederick County. Please take time to visit the center and the short movie on the highlights of Frederick County. Remember to have your parking ticket validated at the Visitor's Center for 3 hours free parking. Fee for IVV credit or non-IVV is $3.00. Children 12 and under walk for free (IVV credit included) courtesy of Freestate Happy Wanderers.
Host Club: Freestate Happy Wanderers
Contact: Melissa Mooney (410) 428-0867
Website: www.mdvolks.org/freestate
E-Mail Contact: melmoons78@gmail.com