People interested in learning more about Los Martires de Cuba, the B’nai Zion Cemetery, the Hulbert family restoration, the Dade Lodge plot, and Piedad Ayala can visit the gravesites of the aforementioned during the first Cemetery Stroll to be offered at the Historic Key West Cemetery. The event is scheduled for Jan. 23 and will allow small groups of visitors to 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.
The 90-minute tours are sponsored by the City of Key West and the Historic Florida Keys Foundation and provide an 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 $10 per person to the Historic Florida Keys Foundation is recommended. Participants should wear comfortable shoes and plan to walk over a mile on uneven ground. Bottled water will be provided.
Additional strolls will take place on February 20, honoring Black History Month, and March 19.