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“Historical surprise” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mount Olivet Cemetery

Mount Olivet Cemetery
Ranked #12 of 44 things to do in Frederick
Certificate of Excellence
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Frederick, Maryland
Level Contributor
31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Historical surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I have lived in Frederick for years and did not realize that we had this little gem in our midst. They have Francis Scott Key of course but they also have civil war tomestones and some examples of some of the more unique ways to memorialize your loved ones including a color etched headstone. Worth checking out if you have the time.

Visited December 2012
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English first
Frederick, Maryland
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful and Serene”
5 of 5 stars 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.

Visited March 2013
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Goult, France
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89 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Francis Scott Key, Barbara Fritchie, and a cast of thousands”
5 of 5 stars 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.

Visited November 2012
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Reno, Nevada
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121 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Star-spangled cemetery.”
4 of 5 stars 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).

Visited January 2013
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Frederick, Maryland
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“peaceful spot”
4 of 5 stars 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.

Visited November 2012
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