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Mount Olivet Cemetery

515 S Market St, Frederick, MD 21701-6547
+1 301-662-1164
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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
Nashville, Tennessee
Candlelight Tour

We did a 2 hour candlelight tour and it was absolutely fantastic! It's not a scary ghost hunting... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Glen Burnie, Maryland
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515 S Market St, Frederick, MD 21701-6547
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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

Thank roy1916
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 tabbyayn
Reviewed 3 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

Thank DillonM1905
Reviewed 3 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.

Thank Photobandito
Reviewed 19 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
Reviewed 10 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
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
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
Reviewed 5 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
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This was a great find for us. We were actually heading to Monacacy Battlefield, but drove past this on the way and just popped in to look at the headstones - an interest of mine. We were pleasantly surprised to find this was the resting...More

1  Thank Jesita66
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12 July 2015|
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Response from CemeteryShark | Property representative |
The office closes at 5pm, however the cemetery is open until dusk.