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Elmwood Cemetery

824 S Dudley St, Memphis, TN 38104-6005
+1 901-774-3212
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A one hour tour by car... great idea!

If you have some extra time while in Memphis, be sure to visit this cemetery. After being on my... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2015
Washington DC, District of Columbia
beautiful historic cemetery well worth a guided tour

I went on an after hours tour of the cemetery with Kimberly and I absolutely loved it! She was an... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2015
Brooklyn, New York
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824 S Dudley St, Memphis, TN 38104-6005
+1 901-774-3212
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Reviewed 17 June 2015

If you have some extra time while in Memphis, be sure to visit this cemetery. After being on my feet at other attractions, this was a very welcome respite that provided some very interesting color to some of the residents and events that occurred in...More

3  Thank travelingfun101
Reviewed 2 June 2015

I went on an after hours tour of the cemetery with Kimberly and I absolutely loved it! She was an excellent tour guide and you could tell she enjoyed working there. She was very knowledgeable about those buried there and also about the different types...More

Thank RestlessRebecca
Reviewed 1 June 2015

That sounds like an odd title, I know, but I've been to Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, France (where Jim Morrison is buried) and also Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, Georgia, so "living" up to those two would be pretty darn difficult! It doesn't seem to...More

Thank TexasLuv2Travel2
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Be sure to stop at the cemetery office and get the guided tour material ($5). As you drive through this lovely cemetery you are given a history lesson like no other. Many notable citizens buried here. If you like trees this is THE nicest collection....More

Thank GrammyRose2013
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Visit starts with a film of the blues singers over the decades, including the rise of Elvis, Dolly Parton, Whitney Huston, their stage clothes, instruments, recording history. The rise of radio and television and the role these played in the artists promotion & ultilmate success.

Thank Sharen B
Reviewed 18 May 2015

On a mini vacation with my wife to Memphis we decided to visit Elmwood Cemetary. We spent about three hours walking around the cemetary. There are several historical markers at this cemetary and we could have spent another couple hours there.

1  Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

Very worthwhile drive. We did not purchase the audio tour but did drive around the path. The grounds are beautiful and the Crepe Myrtles are MASSIVE. Tons of beautiful centuries old markers and grave sites. The history of yellow fever and civil war burials makes...More

Thank Shaun J
Reviewed 14 May 2015 via mobile

So I may have an obsession with cemeteries....it's a family thing! My husband and I were on our anniversary trip and passed by and stayed another night in Memphis just so I could see it longer! This place I unbelievable! The history alone will keep...More

Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 12 May 2015

The cemetery is well-kept and there are headstones and mausoleums from every period of Memphis history. Take your time and take it in, you should not be disappointed. You can drive the tour, or get out and walk parts.

Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 29 April 2015

This is a great place to visit, get the CD and map (fee payable, but you can tour round for free) from the cottage then you won't miss the good bits, leave plenty of time at least 2 hours to get around, even more if...More

Thank Lucyland13
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11 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
11 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
12 June 2016|
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