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Elmwood Cemetery

824 S Dudley St, Memphis, TN 38104-6005
+1 901-774-3212
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Awesome Day at the Cemetary?!?!?

Lifetime Memphian here.... I give myself a failing grade for not having known about these... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile

This is a very old cemetery that is still in operation. There of numerous ornate and historic... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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824 S Dudley St, Memphis, TN 38104-6005
+1 901-774-3212
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lifetime Memphian here.... I give myself a failing grade for not having known about these educational tours before! This place is loaded with history and great docents giving tours! Fantastic bargain at $20 each. Several tours available focusing on different themes. They do book up...More

Thank Bathfurnituredsgnr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very old cemetery that is still in operation. There of numerous ornate and historic monuments and markers dedicated to early families. There is a large section for Civil War fallen including some "unknown" fallen. The Civil War section is currently under police...More

Thank Chuck8700
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This may come as a shock to some, but you can get a great Memphis history lesson here among the tombstones. Just make sure you get the CD. As you listen to the CD, you'll get a good bit of Memphis history that will make...More

1  Thank ChiefDaveHMC
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This site is well hidden, but worth a visit. Huge old cemetery, full of fascinating historical burial sites, unique statuary and information about historical event related to the cemetery residents.

Thank Randy P
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

What an awesome experience. So much history. Beautiful head stones. I only wish they had more audio stop signs for every stop. Sometimes it was a bit confusing or hard to find the grave.

Thank sherryamberson
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This lovely historic cemetery has tours and events lead by knowledgable, enthusiastic staff. We attended Mother's Day tea in the fairly new chapel which included the typical tea offerings as well as an interesting talk about the history of the cemetery, including notable residents, followed...More

Thank Natalie H
Reviewed 22 June 2017

What a beautiful, serene place to see the graves of many people who played major roles in,the history of Memphis and Tennessee. The entry gates are so beautiful too. The office has any information if younneedma grave location they can help you.

Thank dedot1015
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

On a super hot day, feel free to stay in the car and drive through the audio tour. If your into historical grave yards or odd headstones this place is fantastic! There's so many beautiful statues, but not much shade along the path. If your...More

Thank chris d
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This was a fascinating trip from beginning to end. Stop by the house for a audio CD and a look around. Then follow the journey and get out at least a few times. There are many works of art to be appreciated here as well...More

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We participated in the "Scoundrels and Scandals' tour at the Elmwood Cemetery. What a great afternoon! Dale, our guide, shared all sorts of information and provided us with a memorable experience. This particular tour isn't offered often so hopefully the next one will coincide with...More

Thank Anne F
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10 July 2017|
Response from dedot1015 | Reviewed this property |
The cemetery is in South Memphis, just South of downtown in an undesirable area for those who are unsure which way to go. My advice is to contact a tour company or your hotel concierge to recommend local transportation. We... More
10 July 2017|
Response from Nancy B | Reviewed this property |
It's in Memphis right on the edge of historical Central Gardens neighborhood where we live. Just a turn off Lamar ave. Don't miss the Cooper Young district while in the area. We love to do progressive evenings by walking... More
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