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Let's Go Geocaching on the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail!
What's geocaching? A geocache (pronounced "geo-cash") is a hidden treasure that one locates by using a GPS device or smartphone app. Geocaching is for adventure seekers all around the world who want to get outside and play. A geotour. like the Captain John Smith GeoTour, is a series of geocaches linked by a common theme or topic.
Our geotour was designed and created by volunteer geocachers from the Maryland Geocaching Society, working with the Chesapeake Conservancy and the National Park Service. Geocaches were placed at more than 50 sites on six rivers representing particular stories or scenes from Captain John Smith's adventures on the Bay 400 years ago.

You can see a map of these cache locations and download their coordinates on the official webpage for the CJS GeoTour. The geotour launched in 2011 with a passport for collecting cache passwords to redeem for a geocoin prize. All 400 geocoins have already been distributed. No geocoins remain.

Check back here for information about our new Find Your Chesapeake GeoTour to launch in summer 2018.
New to geocaching? Visit to find out more or to see a full list of sites and their cache coordinates.

Last updated: December 15, 2017

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