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Mount Olivet Cemetery

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Address: 515 S Market St, Frederick, MD 21701-6547
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+1 301-662-1164

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Beautiful, well maintained historic cemetery

We came here after visiting Monocacy Battlefield when we saw Francis Scott Key was buried here. What we found was a historic cemetery extremely well laid out and planned with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Wendy B
Clearfield, Pennsylvania
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Clearfield, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here after visiting Monocacy Battlefield when we saw Francis Scott Key was buried here. What we found was a historic cemetery extremely well laid out and planned with many different sights and information. The Key memorial is the first thing you see and beautiful, with several informational plaques placed nearby. Close to this is the maintenance building which... More 

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Southwest Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Mount Olivet Cemetery is the final resting place of Francis Scott Key and visitor can not miss the Key Monument at the entrance to the Cemetery. And I dare say that many visitors make the Key Monument their only stop, and if true they are missing so much. Hundreds of Confederate and Union Soldiers are resting here. More than 300... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We run through this huge cemetery all the time but recently went on a candlight tour. Our guide was very friendly and excellent at what he does. We learned all about the history behind the cemetry and so many of it's residents.

Thank billykeyc
Frederick, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

well maintained and historic cemetery on a promontory above Frederick. Nice spot. Famous figures and also a significant number of Confederate and Union Graves in a long line along the back wall. Very good reading and humbling.

Thank Muldunespeaks
houston, tx
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We really enjoyed the Nathaniel Scott Key statue and memorial, perusing old tombstones, and the markers of Confederate soldiers. This park is nicely kept up and peaceful. If you are in Frederick, it takes less than 45 minutes to see it all.

Thank ricemilk
Frederick, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Great historical cemetery in the Frederick area. If you are an American history buff or a Civil War fan, this should be on your list of places to visit.

Thank Karey K K
Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

It is the burial place of Francis Scott Key, easily found at the main entrance. In addition, soldiers from the civil war and others are marked. It is an old cemetary, still in use today. A map of sections is located at the main entrance.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Just south of downtown Frederick, this imposing graveyard sits on the side of a hill rolling gently down to a restful vale. The chief feature, a monumental bronze statue of Francis Scott Key, marks his burial site. Several intriguing bronze markers are placed in tribute to this highly accomplished individual who contributed such a huge portion of our national psyche.... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

This is a beautiful cemetery in historic Frederick. It is located just of I-70. Francis Scott Keys grave is located as soon as you drive in. There is a small area just off his grave that pays tribute to him as well as restrooms and a computer for research. The cemetery is very well maintained and contains a lot of... More 

2 Thank Petergun1962
Brunswick, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Before arriving in Frederick, we had no idea the Francis Scott Key was buried here. We loved the monument and the history described behind it. Also in the cemetery, is the Confederate section where many Johnny Rebs are buried, which I felt was very nice.

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