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“Beautiful and Serene”

Mount Olivet Cemetery
Ranked #12 of 57 things to do in Frederick
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

Mount Olivet Cemetery is a beautiful sprawling site excellent for a peaceful walk. With the historic significance of housing the remains of Francis Scott Key the writer of our National Anthem it is well worth a visit if you enjoy the peaceful serenity of a facility dedicated to housing the remains of the departed.

The grounds are extensive with many of the avenues tree covered it is a pleasant place to stroll even in the heat of the summer.

It is on the very south end of historic Frederick so it is a bit of a walk to the restaurant district but parking is never a problem.

Thank stevaleelee
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Along the fence driving to the right is a sad row of Conferate soldiers buried during the Civil War. Traditional Cemetary with every variety of marker and stone. Main entrance has a computerized list of burials and plot locations. Good for genealogists.

Thank Susan M
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

Large, neat cemetery with numerous civil war graves. Several other interesting graves, but the real purpose of the visit is the splendid memorial to and grave of Francis Scott Key (composer of the National anthem of the USA).

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Reviewed December 20, 2012

This huge cemetery has many historical graves, lots of paths for walking, driving, contemplation. It is a gem in the city of Frederick, MD.

Thank Nancy F
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

Mount Olivet Cemetery contains the grave and monument of Francis Scott Key, the writer of the National Anthem. The Francis Scott Key grave is located at the entrance of the cemetery with parking located nearby at the office. Be sure to not overlook the remainder of the cemetery. It also contains the graves of Barbara Fritchie and also the first governor of Maryland. Along the back side of the cemetery there is a section of graves of confederates killed in the Civil War. On the day that we visited they were cleaning up from trees that were damaged when hurricane Sandy went through.

Thank dcalvinm
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