Georgetown Historic Year Round Event
Start/Finish: Georgetown Visitors Center, 103 West 7th Street, Georgetown, TX, 78626-5702. The Visitors Center is open 9-5 Monday through Saturday, and 1-5 pm on Sundays. It may close on holidays, so call ahead to check at 512-863-5598. On weekends and holidays it is advisable to stamp your books when registering since the volunteer staff have been known to close up early.
Awards: B Award
Historical Walk Y1037: This 10K/7K/6K walk is rated 1A. It starts at the courthouse square, walks historical streets, then joins the south San Gabriel Trail through Chautauqua park. At Blue Hole Park, it follows the Bonner Hike & Bike Trail along the South San Gabriel River into McMaster Athletic Complex and past the Bark Park. Pets are welcome except inside buildings.
Special Classifications: Bridges – Spanning the USA, Doin’ The Louisiana Purchase, Make a Wish at a Water Fountain, Points of Reference, Take a Walk in a City Park, Walk the USA – Street by Street.
Directions: Georgetown is about 45 minutes north of Austin on I-35. From the south on I-35 take exit 261, University Ave. Go right (east) on University Ave. to Austin Ave. Turn left onto Austin Ave. and go to 7th Street. The Visitors Center is at 103 West 7th Street. From the north on I-35 take exit 262, Williams Dr. Go left (east) on Williams Dr. to Austin Ave (McDonald’s at the corner). Turn right onto Austin Ave. and go to 7th Street.
In the spring, you will pass by red poppies, for which the town is famous, as shown in the photo above, taken on an informal group walk in March, 2018. Beautiful! To learn more about the history of Georgetown and to view photos of historic buildings in the city, please click here. We have Wayne Ware of Georgetown to thank for this site. It contains many great pictures of historic homes, churches, and the buildings in the town square, including the courthouse.