Since 1888, Mt. Olivet Cemetery has been a comforting and stable presence on Detroit’s east side. Today, Mt. Olivet is the largest cemetery in Detroit, consisting of more than 300 acres of carefully tended lawns and gardens that create a peaceful oasis in the city.
Mt. Olivet is an inspirational place in the truest sense of a traditional cemetery. Dozens of private family mausoleums can be seen throughout the grounds, interspersed with towering oaks and maples. Many of them honor multiple generations of Detroit area families from Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. Visitors to Mt. Olivet will also see an impressive assortment of individual memorials erected from the 19th century through the present day.
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The Detroit Historical Society's New Behind the Scenes and Historic Houses of Worship tours will be available online to members on Monday, March 9, and the public on Monday, March 23. Detroit Historical Society member benefits include priority registration for all tours and programs.
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