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The final Cemetery Stroll to be offered this season at the Historic Key West Cemetery will take place on March 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 Richard Moore Kemp, Lang Millian, the Gato plot, and the Toppino mausoleum.

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 Frances Street gate and go to the registration table on 2nd Ave.

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

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 March 11, 2018  Posted by at 12:48 am Issue #259, Special Events, What To Do  Add comments