Task Difficulty: 1.5 Out of 5.0
Terrain Difficulty: 1.5 Out of 5.0
Statystyka skrzynki
The Patriot - OU0330

 Baltimore Monuments and Memorials

Hidden by  DudleyGrunt

N 39° 16.810' W 76° 36.500' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Maryland
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 18 September 2011
 Date Created: 18 September 2011
 Last Modified: 16 July 2015
 Waypoint: OU0330


{{found}} 4 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 1 Comments
0 Notes
0 Watchers
2473 Visitors
1 x Rated
Rated as: N/A
GeoKrety History

Available Maps: Opencaching,Google Maps

Cache Attributes

Quick Cache Kid Friendly Wheelchair Access Listed on OCNA Only 

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Description   EN   

There was a short lived cache listed at the site, back in the spring.  I revisited the area and have decided to list a virtual, here.

At GZ, you will find a sculpture of Major General Samuel Smith (1752-1839).  During his life, he served as US Senator and Representative from Maryland and mayor of Baltimore.  Additionally, he served as an officer of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War and, later, was a general in the Maryland militia.  During the War of 1812, he was in command of Baltimore defenses.  Much of the credit for defeat of the British during the Battle of Baltimore and Fort McHenry can be attributed to his preparations.

After serving in Congress and the Senate, he was elected Mayor of Baltimore in 1835.  He died in 1839 and is interred downtown in the Old Westminster Burying Ground, along with Edgar Allan Poe.

Smithsonian Info

US Senatore Samuel Smith

There are various parking options for Federal Hill.  You can, of course, park at the Inner Harbor and walk over.  You may be able to get "metered" parking in the immediate area.  Best of all, you can sometimes find free parking to the south, along Warren Avenue.  This is where you will need to park for wheelchair access, as it is the only side of the hill, where you will not need to climb a flight of steps to access the cache site.

Log Requirements:

1. Log Password will be the 1st word on the 6th line on the right hand side of the stature (the general's right).

2. Post a picuture of youself and / or your GPS with the statue, being sure NOT to include the Log Password info in your photograph.

3. You must visit the site in person to claim this virtual cache.

Maryland Geocaching Society

Military Association of GeoCachers

GeoCachers 4 Christ

Maryland Geocaching SocietyMilitary Association of GeoCachers


GeoCachers 4 Christ



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Log Entries    {{found}} 4x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 1x      New Log Entry

1 06 December 2015 zepp914 Found it

Thanks for the cool virtual cache.

I have a photo, but the site won't let me upload it.

1 04 October 2014 sorahl Found it

Second try. Last time I was looking on the wrong side of the statue.
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3 11 July 2012 DudleyGrunt Comment

Visited today, with NativTxn.  Statue is in the process of being repaired, but you can still get the information and photo you need.  Just please don't touch it, while it is being worked on.

1 11 July 2012 NativTxn Found it

Out caching with DudleyGrunt. This was our last OCUS cache for the day.  GZ is in a state of disrepair and is held together by straps, but you can still easily get the needed info.  There is a nice view of the harbor from up here.  The climb is a little steep if you come from the art museum on the street level.  I think I need an extra level of terrain for coming from that direction.  Thanks for the view.

1 02 October 2011 sfcchaz Found it

Smile FTF Smile 12:30 PM. I visited this site not too long ago for another cache that has since been archived. I did get a chance to remove it, so I did. Again this is a great view of the Inner Harbor from up here. TFTC
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sfcchaz at The Patriot
sfcchaz at The Patriot