Mount Olivet Cemetery Tour

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Our newest "History Tour!" Discover Frederick’s past as  we navigate through the labyrinth of Graves, Crypts and Monuments of Historic Mount Olivet Cemetery – one of Maryland’s largest  and most beautiful cemeteries.

Master storytellers dressed in period attire lead visitors on a
90-minute excursion through Mount Olivet’s hallowed grounds  
to pay respect to
some of Maryland’s most famous and noteworthy figures.
  • Visit the final resting place of Francis Scott Key - Author of our National Anthem: "The Star Spangled Banner," (1779-1843).
  • Extended Key family members; including: his wife Mary; and parents John Ross and Anne Key. 
  • Maryland's first Governor and Delegate to the Continental Congress - Thomas Johnson, (1732-1819). 
  • Civil War Heroine and Union Patriot: Barbara Fritchie, (1766-1862).

  • Over 700 Confederate soldiers from the local battles of Gettysburg, Antietam, South Mountain and Monocacy.
  • Brave Patriotic Soldiers from the Revolutionary War and War of 1812, plus other notable figures from Maryland's historic past.

  • Learn about the bizarre history of Grave Robbing
    in Maryland - past and present.

  • Plus other intriguing tales from Mount Olivet's endless crypt of unforgettable narratives.

  • The tour also includes little known facts about the cemetery's origin, descriptions of tombstone design and evolution over the centuries, plus stops at other distinctive burial plots, crypts and tombs; including the Key Memorial Chapel.

Tours are 90-minutes in length and leisurely cover .09 miles. 
Not recommended for children under six years old.

Still cameras and flashlights permitted.
No video or audio recording allowed.

Stops vary depending on dates and tour size. *Tours depart, rain or shine. All stories are "Copyrighted" and the sole property of Maryland  Heritage Tours.

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Tickets can be purchased from tour guides beginning 30-minutes before tour begins in front of the Cemetery's Main Gate. Reservations recommended.

Adults:                           $10.00
Seniors:  (Age 62+)       $8.00
Active Military:                $8.00
Children:   (Age 7-12)    $5.00

Cash or Check only.  

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Private tours for large groups available on "Non-Scheduled” nights throughout the year. Private Parties, Corporate Function, Birthday Celebrations, Family Gatherings, and so much more! Private Group Tours include discount dinning options at Brewer's Alley Restaurant and Brewery. Contact our office for reservations and additional information.

Evening Cemetery History Tour

Daytime Cemetery History Tour

A portion of all proceeds go to the 

Francis Scott Key Memorial Foundation
And the Key Memorial Chapel

Reservations Recommended - Group Size Limited.
Reservations can be made beginning the MONDAY before your preferred scheduled tour.

Reservations can be made by emailing:

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