The cemetery proudly welcomes history and art lovers, family genealogists, photographers and “tombstone tourists” of all ages. We offer visitors interpretive exhibits, a self-guided tour along with occasional guided tours, special events and lecture programs. Eight miles of paved roadway criss-cross the spacious cemetery grounds, allowing for recreational usage by walkers, runners and cyclists conducting themselves in a reverent and respectable manner.
The final resting place of Francis Scott Key, the man who penned “The Star-Spangled Banner,” is located within Mount Olivet Cemetery. Just within the front gates, stands an impressive monument dedicated on August 9th, 1898 to pay lasting tribute to the Frederick native who authored our national anthem.