Walk Saturday 10/6/07 St. Mary's City,MD
- After a Great weekend in Harpers Ferry we are doing a walk in St. Mary's
County, Md. Please read about admission fee. Car pool leaves Tam Joines Lot
at 8:00 AM. Lunch is at a place suggested by the P.O.C. Lorraine Weaver.
St. Mary's City Visitor's Center
4/1/2007 to 10/31/2007
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City and State: St. Mary's City MD
Host Club: Freestate Happy Wanderers
Distance and Trail Rating: 5km-10km 1
Start Point Address / Driving Directions:
18559 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary's City, MD 20686, 800-762-1634 or
240-895-4990 From I-495/I-95: Take EXIT 7A, Route 5 South, towards Waldorf.
Follow Route 5/Route 301 south to just before Waldorf (approx. 11.8 miles).
Turn LEFT to stay on Route 5 when Routes 5 and 301 split. In another 3.1
miles, turn LEFT again onto Leonardtown Rd. to stay on Rt. 5. After 17.5
miles, turn RIGHT at the WAWA store to stay on Rt. 5. Proceed another 28
miles and then follow signs for the Visitor's Center. After passing St.
Mary's College on the left, you will turn RIGHT onto Rosecroft Rd. and then
another RIGHT onto Hogaboom Lane to the Visitor's Center. Ask the staff in
Visitor's Center for the walk box. Employees of the Visitor's Center are not
familiar with Volkssporting or the registration procedures. Each walker must
register at the start. Walkers must pay $10.00 adults, $8.00 students and
over 60 (also a reduced price for kids) for the entrance fee for Historic
St. Mary's City to participate in and complete the walk. On Sundays in the
spring and fall, the living history exhibits are closed while the Visitor
Center, Exhibit Hall, The Shop at Farthing's Ordinary, and museum grounds
remain open and there is a reduced admission fee of $2 for adults and $1 for
children over 6 years.
Event Description: Tuesday-Sunday 10am - 5pm. Closed Mondays all year.
Closed Tuesdays in the summer. You should call ahead to confirm if SMC is
open. Trail is on natural paths along the St. Mary's River and through the
historic area of Maryland's first capital. 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 CREDIT IS $3.00. Children 12 and under (IVV-Credit
included) walk for free courtesy of Freestate Happy Wanderers.
Contact: Lorraine Weaver , (301 ) 475 - 0408
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