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Mount Olivet Cemetery

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Address: 515 South Market Street, Frederick, MD 21705
Phone Number: 301-662-1164
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The True Meaning of Perpetual Care

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed May 20, 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 

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Brunswick, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely, peaceful cemetery just a few blocks from the historic part of Frederick. They take care of both Union and Confederate deceased, and I very much appreciate that.

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Metropolis Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

I had been traveling throughout the area and had a note with just the cemetery name on it. Couldn't remember why I had this location, but I love OLD cemeteries, so since there was time I put it in the GPS, what a very pleasant surprise. Wish the weather had been a bit nicer for more exploring.

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Belle Haven, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

As cemeteries go Mt. Olivet is in a unique class of having hundreds of years of history on it's grounds. A worthwhile spot to visit with a local guide to tell the stories of those who are buried there.

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Greenbelt, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

Went on a ghost tour walk and it was a great way to learn about the city's rich history. It's a beautiful cemetery and well maintained.

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Oak Ridge, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

If you're into history - go here. If you're into genealogy research and you've got roots in Maryland... GO HERE. This cemetary has Francis Scott Key, a Civil War section, and other hidden gems. Wonderfully maintained and very serene. Worth the stop.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

This cemetery is an impressive and important stop to appreciate the history and sacrifice. Francis Scott Key's memorial and grave give a sense of joy and the many, many, civil war soldier's graves give a sense of the sacrifice. This cemetery truly tugs at all emotions. You can spend five minutes and hear the national anthem or hours wandering and... More 

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Green, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here on our way home from OC. The Francis Scott Key memorial was beautiful & gave us both goosebumps as we read the plaques & listened to the Star Spangled Banner play. The civil war graves lined in a row along with a mass grave of 400 unknowns is very unsettling. There are many other fascinating graves, you could... More 

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