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Dates: 4/1/2020 - 10/31/2020
City / State: St. Mary's City, MD
Event Name: Maryland's First Capital
Event Type: Seasonal Walk
Event ID: 114396 2020/Y1620
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5km-10km - 2B
Description: Part of the walk goes through Historic St. Mary's City. While the walk can be done at any time, weather permitting, the historic exhibits are normally open only when the Visitor Center is. The basic hours for the Visitor Center are Summer: Wed-Sun 10am-5pm (closed Mon and Tue), Spring/Fall: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm (closed Sun & Mon). More detailed information can be found on the website When the Visitor Center is open, each walker must pay an entrance fee to participate in and complete walk. 2019 prices - $10 - adults, $9 - seniors over 60, $6 - kids 6-18 and college students with ID, FREE - kids 5 and under). $1.00 discount for AAA, Military ID, St Mary's College alumni card, and Maryland Welcome Passport printed coupon.
Amenities: Strollers: Hard | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: No | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Mayflower - 400th Anniversary Walk
Start Times: See Description - Daylight Hours Only
Location: WEB REGISTRATION ONLY using the AVA Online Start Box (
Start Point / Driving Directions: The detailed location of, and driving directions to, the event starting point are included in the walk directions, downloaded from the Online Start Box (OSB). The POC does not provide event directions nor accept alternate payment methods.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
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  (See the Event Listing for further contact information.)