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GRAND MANSION-TB HOTEL

A cache by MiMi&PaPaC Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 03/20/2021
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   other (other)

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Geocache Description:


This cache is a part of the Rockport-Fulton Geo Tour! 

The  Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce has created an official GeoTour. Come Find Yourself in Rockport-Fulton for beachcombing, fishing, art, fun, birdwatching, kayaking, museums, history, seafood and more! More than 40 geocaches and bonus geocaches have been hidden in special places throughout the Rockport-Fulton area. Use your geocaching app or GPS to go on an adventure through our peninsula on the beautiful coast of Texas!  Learn more at geocaching.com or the Rockport Fulton Chamber of Commerce website www.rockport-fulton.org/Geocaching.

Take pictures and post to social media using the hashtag #FindYourselfinRockportFulton #RFGeoTour #GeoTour.

This TB Hotel cache is large enough for goodies & travel bugs. Finding the cache is no problem... it is located behind the mansion, near the Education and History Center and store.  However, it takes a little wandering and discovery to gain entry to the log.  Be Sure to Read the Poem Below.

Rising above the Aransas Bay and surrounded by stately live oaks, this historic mansion is located in the resort area of Rockport-Fulton. The house must have appeared as incredible in  the 1800's, as it does today, with its mansard roof and ornate trim. Interior gas lighting, flush-toilets, and other refinements were progressive and luxurious elements for this part of Texas history.

Today, visitors get a rare glimpse into the life of an affluent family in the late 1800s as they journey through the restored home, a recorded Texas Historic Landmark and listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Learn about George Fulton’s engineering skills, take a walk through a garden inspired by Harriet’s love of flowers, and hear the stories of living in a grand Victorian villa. Tour fees are very affordable and worth every penny!  Don't miss the informational interactive exhibit within the Education and History Center.

Open: Thurs-Sun  Tours offered at 10:00, 11:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00.  Closed from Noon  1:00 for lunch.

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Be sure to read the poem hint when you arrive at the cache GZ.

Our sincerest appreciation to the Fulton Mansion and the Texas Historical Commission for allowing the placement of this cache.

Poem Hint:

These clues will take you on a stroll through the past; In order to capture the treasure at last!

The first two numbers are easy to find; A walk to the front won’t put you behind.

Take a look at the metal monument facing the sea; Find the last two numbers of the 2nd date whence the home came to be.

Next, a stroll back through the gardens to stop near the cache is a must; To find the last two numbers, so this game’s not a bust.

Find the BOOK on a BATH and look for the year; Of the birth of a woman whose memory is dear.

Now with the clues found and fresh in your mind; Back to the cache for the prize you will find.

 

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ernq gur cbrz

ynfg 2 qvtvgf bs 2aq lrne zragvbarq ba zbahzrag 18__

ynfg 2 qvtvgf bs lrne ba oebamr obbx 19__

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)