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Elmwood Cemetery

824 S Dudley St, Memphis, TN 38104-6005
+1 901-774-3212
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Nice Place To Visit

My wife and I were looking for some places to visit in Memphis besides Graceland. We read there was... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2015
cwillini
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New Lenox, Illinois
History in Stone

Lots of important (and many not-so-important) folks are hurried here. Many of the monuments are of... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2015
Marguerite a
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Ohio
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824 S Dudley St, Memphis, TN 38104-6005
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Reviewed 2 April 2015

My wife and I were looking for some places to visit in Memphis besides Graceland. We read there was a cemetery in Memphis that might be a good place to check out. The cemetery was interesting especially having a map and a CD to help...More

2  Thank cwillini
Reviewed 29 March 2015

Lots of important (and many not-so-important) folks are hurried here. Many of the monuments are of the Victorian AND Edwardian era and have carved angels, trees cut off in their prime bloom of life, stone ivy, covered urns, b token pillars, etc. There are some...More

Thank Marguerite a
Reviewed 24 March 2015

did not expect much but bought the cd for the self guided car tour for $10. OMG! This made the visit incredible. Excellent selection of significant graves with very good, in- depth background provided. Allow about an hour and a half. Very enriching and critical...More

2  Thank Jay Y
Reviewed 19 March 2015

Hard to find ... tucked deep within the inner city of Memphis, but what an absolute jewel. Old, old cemetery with Civil War era headstones and crypts. It was magnificent. You can 'buy' a audio DVD that is accompanied by a map that thoroughly explains...More

4  Thank suchaprincess
Reviewed 15 March 2015

Awesome history - seriously - moving stories, a new perspective on Memphis, Please go see the cemetery, lots of history in the archives, it's for fee and so educational. We took pictures there and they came out awesome.

Thank marieb313
Reviewed 13 March 2015

The old family gravesites are amazing. They should have a book or handout that tells you what the symbolism is. The child graves a a little sad. It is amazing what went into some of the family sites.

Thank Steve J
Reviewed 19 February 2015

I have been to Elmwood several times and enjoy the various speaker events. I also have family buried in this lovely old cemetery.

1  Thank sskelso52
Reviewed 18 February 2015

This cemetery is listed in the National Historic Registry and is a must see if you're in Memphis; especially during Spring. Elmwood offers a guided walking tour or self guided cd tour. The day I visited I took the self tour due to not planning...More

1  Thank Lovesouthernfood
Reviewed 17 February 2015

My Wife and I are history Buffs and we enjoy Cemeteries and the history that they offer about the people who lived in the area that the Cemetery is located in. Upon arrival at the Elmwood go to their Office a rent their Cemetery Driving...More

3  Thank Old_Geezer2013
Reviewed 12 February 2015

Nice cemetery, but better with the CD and map to drive along. Very well laid out with signs marking the audio segment. There is also a swing at this cemetery- go check it out! And they open slightly earlier than most Memphis attractions, a huge...More

1  Thank twintipbunny
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Trock1975
Would this attraction be good for kids? They love a good ghost story!
12 June 2016|
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Response from ListenLinda1 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely!
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Lisa B
Do they have maps of "people of interest/history" ? Where they are buried, who they are?
4 May 2016|
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Response from Michelle S | Reviewed this property |
Yes and a CD you can listen to in car to guide you through is also an option. Don't miss it.
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