Mount Olivet 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 rich and 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 eight 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.

Tickets can be purchased directly from your Tour Guide, and go on sale 20-minutes before your scheduled tour begins.
(Cash or Check only).  

Tickets can also be purchased from "Cakes To Die For," 
154 North Market Street, located on the corner next to Brewer's Alley Restaurant
(Cash and Credit Card). 


Adults:  $10.50
Seniors:  (Age 62+) $8.50
Active Military: $8.50
Children:  (Age 7-12) 
Not Recommended for younger children

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.


Reservations are Recommended - Group Size Limited
Reservations can be made beginning the
Preferred Scheduled Tour.

 Reservations can be made by emailing:

 For Additional Information:


Evening Cemetery History Tour

Daytime Cemetery History Tour

A portion of all proceeds go to the Mount Olivet Cemetery
Preservation and Enhancement Fund.

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