The Journey Through Hallowed Ground

Skip to Navigation

Mount Olivet Cemetary / Francis Scott Key Monument

Established in 1854, Mount Olivet Cemetery contains the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers who fought in the battles of South Mountain, Antietam, Gettysburg, and Monocacy. The cemetery also has a Confederate Monument, a memorial to children who fought and died in the Civil War and a monument at the grave of Frederick's Barbara Fritchie, who was immortalized by John Greenleaf Whittier in his 1863 poem which bears her name.  Just inside the cemetery’s front gate, near his gravesite, stands an impressive monument dedicated in 1898 to Francis Scott Key, the author of our country’s national anthem “The Star Spangled Banner”.  Mount Olivet Cemetery is within walking distance of downtown Frederick.

515 S. Market St
Frederick, Maryland 21701
Directions to:

Local Tourism Resources:

Back to top