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How long did it take for Frodo and Sam to get from the Shire to Mount Doom in Mordor and drop the ring in?

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If you go by the extended edition, about nine and a half hours. –  Kalamane Aug 19 '11 at 17:05
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Tagging Tolkien, hope you don't mind. –  Travis Christian Aug 22 '11 at 14:56
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Frodo and Sam left the Shire the day after Bilbo Baggin's birthday, September 23 3018 TA. The destruction of the Ring at Mt Doom took place March 25 3019. So the entire journey took about 6 months. See the LotR Timeline (lordotrings.com) and Timeline of Arda (Wikipedia) for more details. Many of the dates can also be found in the appendices of LotR.

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@Community: Frodo and Bilbo share the same birthday :) –  Travis Christian Aug 22 '11 at 15:31
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