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Posted on: January 12, 2023

[ARCHIVED] February 5, 2023 Historic Key West Cemetery Stroll

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HISTORIC KEY WEST CEMETERY STROLL, FEBRUARY 12, 2023

The second Cemetery Stroll will be offered at the Historic Key West Cemetery this season on Sunday, February 12, 2023.  During the stroll, visitors in small groups walk with a group leader to the gravesites, where interpreters are stationed to tell a short story about the deceased in brief monologues.  The groups are scheduled for departure at 9:30, 9:50, and 10:10 AM.  Reservations are necessary and can be made by calling (305) 304-1453 or emailing.

Among the gravesites, we plan to visit are Carrie Pierce, William Kerr, Charles Dupont, John Bartlum, the Dade Lodge Plot, and the monument Los Martires De Cuba. 

The tour will take approximately 90 minutes.  Participants should wear comfortable shoes and plan to walk over a mile on uneven ground, and bottled water is provided.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn first-hand about some of the fascinating people who have given Key West its colorful and significant character.  Space is limited for the tours, and pre-registration is required.  A donation of $20 (cash or check) per person to the Historic Florida Keys Foundation is recommended, with all proceeds devoted to cemetery restoration.  Participants may enter the cemetery by either the Windsor Street or Frances Street gate and go to the registration table on Palm Avenue.

The last stroll of the season will feature other gravesites and take place on March 5, 2023.

The City of Key West and the Historic Florida Keys Foundation sponsor the cemetery strolls. 

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