Mount Olivet Cemetery/Francis Scott Key Monument

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.
Mount Olivet Cemetery-Anthem and Author Reunited Photo


Dawn to dusk. 8am-dark all year.


515 S Market St
Frederick MD 21701
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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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Rated 5 by Roland D

November 05, 2019

Roland D

Francis Scott Key is buried here

After leaving the battlefield, we took a quick trip to the cemetery. The Key memorial is right in front of the cemetery. It was a pleasant surprise to our visit to Frederick.

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Rated 5 by Carolyn B

August 06, 2019

Carolyn B

So much history!

It was a real thrill to visit Francis Scott Key's grave at last. I'd been wanting to do this for years and finally made it. Everyone should do so.

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