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Elmwood Cemetery

824 S Dudley St, Memphis, TN 38104-6005
+1 901-774-3212
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Walking Tour

Enjoyed the walking tour of the cemetery. People buried there were chosen and a story was told... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017

If you go on any tours, you’ll hear mention of the Church family, the first black millionaire in... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Mary G
Bakersfield, California
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824 S Dudley St, Memphis, TN 38104-6005
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Enjoyed the walking tour of the cemetery. People buried there were chosen and a story was told about their life. The only problem with our walk was that it was 93 degrees out and not a lot of shade. Wear good walking shoes.

Thank linsim60
Reviewed 14 October 2017

If you go on any tours, you’ll hear mention of the Church family, the first black millionaire in Memphis, as well as other prominent families. You will see their family tombs here. Lovely upright monuments as well as some very old ones from the 1800’s.

Thank Mary G
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Didn't think I would be interested in going to a cemetary but this one has so much history. You see tombstones from the early 1800. People who were rich and public officials. A must see. Take some scratch paper and chalk so you can do...More

Thank Lajuana F
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

The driving tour was $10 which included a map and the use of a CD. The grounds were beautiful. The cemetery is also an arboretum. There were 63 points of information and we all learned quite a bit about Memphis history. Topics included the devastation...More

Thank dragonflytw65
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Really enjoyed the faded old tombstones next to new ones. Kinda gives us perspective of what happens after we're gone. Great history here. Lotsa heroes and villains. Spend the $10 and get the cd for the driving tour. Never officially segregated but it was. Never...More

1  Thank SanMo
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We visited here on the day we decided to rent a car to do some sightseeing. Great deal for $10 to get the CD audio tour. Takes a good hour to do via car, they provide a map but the route is very well marked....More

1  Thank marjabu
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Not the usual place to visit but very interesting with many locally we’ll know memphians being buried there. Would recommend you do the cd audio self drive tour which you can get via the visitor building near the entrance. The volunteer located there was extremely...More

1  Thank memphis4lmw
Reviewed 10 September 2017 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 24 August 2017

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

1  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
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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
11 June 2016|
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