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“Interesting historical cementary”

Mount Olivet Cemetery
Ranked #12 of 52 things to do in Frederick
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Lawrenceville, GA
Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Interesting historical cementary”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

A great tribute to Frederick's own Francis Scott Key at the entrance and a pleasant drive through some history.

Visited May 2013
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Owings Mills, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
173 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Beautiful cemetery and tribute Francis Scott Keys”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

This is a very eclectic cemetery with lots of unique grave stones and statues. The main draw is the statue and tribute made to Francis Scott Keys. There is also a small exhibit and information sign. Worth seeing.

Visited August 2013
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233 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Oh, Say Can You See .... The Grave of Francis Scott Key?”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

Located about a half-mile south of downtown, Mt. Olivet is the final resting place of the notable people of Frederick County - and has been since it opened in 1854, at which time many of these notables were moved here from previous not-so-final resting places.One of these was Francis Scott Key, the author of our National Anthem - remember, it was originally penned to be a poem; the lyrics, borrowed from an English drinking song, came later.

Key, who died in 1843, was buried at Mt. Olivet in 1866; he amd his wife are still lie beneath a fine granite monument that sits directly across from the Market Street gate.The Keys are in fine company; also buried here is the mythical Barbara Fritchie, made famous in the Whittier poem for something that nver happened during the Civil War. Speaking of which, Mt. Olivet is also home to the remains of some 200 Confederates who died in Frederick - the entire city became a makeshift hospiital follwing the battle in (nearby) Antietam - or the Battle of Sharpsburg to the purist Southeners. Also check out the memorial to the children of the Civil War.

A site for all those interested in history.

Visited July 2013
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Frederick, MD
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Historical Civil War Cemetery is a great final resting place for loved ones”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

It's a very interesting cemetery to walk through. They have graves dating back to before the Revolution. In the back there are graves that until recently had very poor markers designating burial sites for Confederate soldiers.
Also, staff is very gentle and does their best to help you with burial plans for loved ones. They are very knowledgeable, kind and do their best to make recommendations that are affordable.

Visited May 2013
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Rohrersville, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Historical surprise”
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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