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Mount Olivet Cemetery

515 S Market St, Frederick, MD 21701-6547
+1 301-662-1164
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Historic Find Along the Way into Town

We've passed the cemetery each time we've come to town but happened to be staying at an inn around... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2018
PhilandSaraF
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Chevy Chase, MD
A walk thru history

Yes! It is just a cemetery but a walk or a drive thru the cemetery would prove most interesting... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
roy1916
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Nashville, Tennessee
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515 S Market St, Frederick, MD 21701-6547
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"francis scott key"
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"buried here"
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"nice monument"
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

We've passed the cemetery each time we've come to town but happened to be staying at an inn around the corner so decided to visit. The grave and a memorial to Francis Scott Key greet one at the main entrance. Many other interesting figures of...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Yes! It is just a cemetery but a walk or a drive thru the cemetery would prove most interesting. History boards are set up to help the visitor find certain parts of the historical graves. Of course the jewel of the cemetery is the grave...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

We did a 2 hour candlelight tour and it was absolutely fantastic! It's not a scary ghost hunting type of tour but historical in nature and the tour guide, Chris Haugh does a great job! I can't wait to go back during the day and...More

1  Thank Tabitha P
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

As far as history goes, Mount Olivet delivers in spades. The centerpiece is the Francis Scott Key memorial but there is plenty more to include the graves of Barbara Fritchie, the First President in America (hint: its not Washington) and confederate graves from the battle...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

By far the most interesting graves are the soldiers who fought at the Battle of Monocacy from both the South and the North.

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

The cemetery is very conveniently located and worth a quick stop or longer. We popped in to see the grave of Francis Scott Key. Be sure to read the sign and push the button for music. Very special way to honor a special Maryland citizen.

Thank Karin D
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

A great place to walk around and visit many graves of soldiers from the civil war. Much history to see. Most are in one area. Do some research before or call ahead for literature.

Thank johndQ3487ZB
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

A must see if you are in or near historic downtown Frederick. I experienced an excellent informational tour and enjoyable history presentation. Definitely worth the time whether you are visiting Frederick or just passing through the area. I also recommend following the Mount Olivet Cemetery...More

1  Thank lori r
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

This lovely cemetery is clearly a point of great pride for Frederick, Maryland. Francis Scott Key, author of our national anthem, and Barbara Fritchie are buried here. The big draw for me was visiting the grave sites of three grand uncles, all of whom died...More

1  Thank Anne Toms R
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

The main attraction was seeing Francis Scott Key's burial site. Appeared to be a well maintained cemetery. It was definitely worth a visit.

1  Thank ustressed
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TheCultOfSkaro
11 July 2015|
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Response from CemeteryShark | Property representative |
The office closes at 5pm, however the cemetery is open until dusk.
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