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 40,000 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 tourists, history enthusiasts, genealogists and reverent recreationists.
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515 S Market St
Frederick, MD
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Rated 4 by J8896YQlauries

May 14, 2024


A wise history lesson

Full of the ordinary and extraordinary residents of Frederick county, the auto map of the cemetery will take one through periods of Maryland’s history. First governor thomas Johnson, fashion...

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Rated 5 by Roy C

March 18, 2024

Roy C

Worth a Visit

Privately owned, this large cemetery barely inside Frederick, Maryland, includes the graves of Francis Scott Key, the author of the "Star Spangled Banner;" Maryland's first governor, Thomas Johnson...

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Rated 3 by Street_Map

September 17, 2022


Wasn’t a good day

Lovely cemetery. Yet, the kiosk is still not working and it seems to have become a dog park. On the day I was there, dogs were running free. There are no signs for owners to keep dogs on leashes, so...

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