Cemetery Tour


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 cemetary'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.
    Adults:                      $10.00
    Seniors: (Age 62+)      
    Active Military:         $8.00
    Students: (Age 7-13)    $5.00

  • Reservations Recommended.
    Reservations can be made beginning the Monday before your preferred scheduled tour.

    Reservations can be made by emailing: 

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Evening Cemetery History Tour

Daytime Cemetery History Tour

A portion of all proceeds go to the
Francis Scott Key Memorial Foundation

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