Cultural & Historic Georgetown 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. Georgetown has a new walk route that spends time in the Cultural District featuring new murals and permanent outdoors sculpture, but doesn’t leave out strolling by historic homes and the cool river. This new route starts at the courthouse square, wanders around the Cultural District to view public art, then joins the S. San Gabriel Trail through Chautauqua Park, passes Southwestern University, and strolls the Bonner Hike & Bike Trail, also along the river. Pets are welcome except inside buildings.
For more photos of this walk, check out these posts from group walks of our Georgetown YRE:
2022 Special Programs:
- Little Free Libraries
- Mayflower – 400th Anniversary Walk
- Rockin’ Around the Clock
- Town Halls / City Halls
- Walking with America’s Veterans
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.