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Place an online order for a holiday wreath to be placed on a grave site. Include your Name and Owner ID # on the order form.
Get to Know Mount Olivet
Frederick, Maryland's "Garden Cemetery"
Hours of Operation
Open daily from 7:00am to Sundown
Saturday mornings and evenings by appointment only*
*(NOTE: Please contact us first to set up a night/weekend appointment)
Burial & Monument Info
Schedule an appointment or pay us a visit to learn more about the services and products we offer and general costs and procedures associated with traditional burial, cremation interment and memorialization.
Please know that we sell a large variety of monuments and plaques as well!
We have a robust history as rich as "Hip & Historic" Frederick, Maryland! Learn about the cemetery and those buried here in Mount Olivet's weekly "Stories in Stone" blog!
An archive of nearly 200 past articles (full versions) can be found on our sister website www.mountolivethistory.com, while new editions are published weekly on our FaceBook site. Please follow us at:
Mount Olivet Cemetery (Frederick, MD)
FSK Live Cam
Welcome to our live webcam feed.
This view shows the Francis Scott Key gravesite and monument at the front of historic Mount Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, Maryland. The vantage point is taken looking west from high atop the Superintendent's House (located by the front gate of the cemetery.)
Beautiful and Historic
Mount Olivet Cemetery
View our grounds boasting over 40,000 interments (connected by 8 miles of roadway) with our Interactive 360 Virtual Tour of Mount Olivet powered by Google Street View
Navigating the Cemtery
Upon entering follow the path to the left and continue back until you see our main building
We Understand This is a Difficult Process
If you would like someone from our staff to contact you leave you name, phone number, or email and one of our team will be in touch with you soon.
Monuments and Markers
Our staff is equipped to assist customers in choosing (and custom-designing) monuments and markers of all shapes, sizes, styles and price ranges. Our services also include setting stones with appropriate foundation and leveling.
What is the dash between the birth and death dates on each monument?
A weekly blog featuring tales and biographies of those buried here in historic Mount Olivet Cemetery. These are written by Mount Olivet's historian and preservation manager, Chris Haugh, an award-winning researcher, author, documentarian and presenter of Frederick County, Maryland history.
Frederick's Other City
Mount Olivet Cemetery proudly welcome tourists and family historians intent on exploring the grounds, varied grave monuments and most importantly, the 40,000+ magnificent stories of "lives once lived."
A self-guided tour is available, and wayside interpretive panels assist in presenting background on the cemetery and notable individuals residing within. Special history walking tours of the cemetery are offered as well as lecture presentations
Become a Friend Of Mount Olivet
The “Friends” group and related activities are designed to generate awareness, enthusiasm and fundraising opportunities through engaging and entertaining educational programs, special events and anniversary commemorations. Stewardship for the future of this hallowed ground is paramount, as we will continue to raise funds for signature reparation projects and increase our documented record through additional historical and genealogical research and documentation.
Among the 40,000 interments, notable gravesites include those belonging to the man who wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner" (our national anthem), one of the top female heroines of the American Civil War, and a leading Maryland figure in the American Revolution
Wreaths Across America Day 2021
Saturday, December 18th, 2021
Saturday, December 18th @ 12noon
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Volunteers and participants welcome!!!
Rain or shine, our World War II monument in Area EE will be the site of our opening ceremony for Wreaths Across America on Saturday (Dec 18) at 12 noon. All volunteers are welcome to participate as we will be placing over 3,300 wreaths among the cemetery’s 4000 veteran graves.
Parking available at Harry Grove Stadium as we will open a side gate for pedestrian traffic that will bring participants in about 100 yards from the WWII monument. Others can park within the cemetery up front near the FSK Chapel or back by the Mausoleum Chapel and Administrative Offices.
Info can be gotten at the FSK Chapel before the start of the event. See schematic map below.
For more info on Wreaths Across America, visit their website:
Opening Ceremony begins at 12 noon with a color guard and speakers at the World War II Monument in Area EE. Instructions will be given and followed by placement of wreaths on veteran graves by volunteer participants on hand. We are only assigning a few sections this year to extremely large groups. This event is open to all ages. This is an outdoor event and we ask that those who participate practice common sense social distancing and are respectful in wearing masks if in close quarters with others. (NOTE: If you have major concerns, we recommend you rethink your in-person involvement and perhaps make or purchase a wreath on your own for placement as all of our veterans will likely not get a sponsored wreath.)
Keep in mind that we have over 4,000 vets buried here in Mount Olivet, so not every vet will be a wreath recipient as we will likely be selecting specific areas to cover fully. We will be placing the exact number of wreaths for individual cemetery sections which we call Areas. PLEASE do not take a wreath from one Area, and walk across one of our roadways to place on another Area. Again, we will have the exact number needed for each Area and this will cause us to be short! Thank you.
That being said, we invite those interested in participating (especially those who haven't bought-sponsored wreaths already through WAA) to purchase or make their own wreaths to place on military loved ones and friends if so desired. These additional wreaths would also be appreciated on the graves of other veterans who may be perfect strangers. Placement can be done on Wreaths Across America Day, Saturday, Dec 18th, starting at noon, or any day thereafter....just look for military graves throughout Mount Olivet designated with flaglets.