The City of Key West, Florida

The Southernmost City in th Continental United States

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Feb 24 Cemetery Stroll

The second Cemetery Stroll to be offered at the Historic Key West Cemetery this season will take place on February 24th. During the stroll, small groups of visitors will be escorted to gravesites where interpreters will tell the stories of the deceased in brief monologues. The groups are scheduled for departures at 9:30, 9:50, and 10:10 Reservations are necessary, and can be made by calling 305-304-1453.

Among the gravesites to be visited are those of the Ellen Mallory, Sandy Cornish, the Mitchell family restoration, Francis Wattlington, and George Adderley.

The tour will take approximately 90 minutes. Participants should wear comfortable shoes and plan to walk over a mile on uneven ground. Bottled water will be 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. The Foundation maintains a separate fund for education, conservation, and restoration at the cemetery.

Participants should enter the cemetery by the Windsor Lane gate and go to the registration table on 4nd Ave.

An additional stroll will take place on March 24.

The cemetery strolls are sponsored by the City of Key West and the Historic Florida Keys Foundation.