Mount Olivet Cemetery/Francis Scott Key Monument

Mount Olivet Cemetery-Anthem and Author Reunited Photo
Opened in 1854, this privately-owned "garden cemetery" boasts nearly 40,0000 inhabitants including Francis Scott Key, Barbara Fritchie, Thomas Johnson, Jr and war veterans ranging from Revolutionary to the Civil War, the World Wars to more recent conflicts. We proudly welcome tourist, history enthusiasts, genealogist and reverent recreationalists. Part of Maryland's 2020 Year of the Woman.


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515 S Market St
Frederick, MD
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Rated 4 by ShutRBug267

July 23, 2021


Paying our respects to those who have gone before us

We went here in the morning, there were only a few people walking tor jogging in the Cemetery. I always like to visit older cemeteries that might not have any people who come to pay their respects...

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Rated 3 by Street_Map

May 20, 2021


Good Exercise and close to Restaurants

The cemetery is landscaped nicely, walks are clear, and lawns are manicured. However, the cemetery has a kiosk database just to the right of the Key monument (near restrooms) that is rarely...

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Rated 5 by 990justinw

June 11, 2020


Just saw Frances Scott Key's grave

I has a little trouble finding the entrance near Key's grave. Thankfully it's just inside the gate. There was a small area beside the grave I was able to park in. The grave is a giant monument...

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