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Elmwood Cemetery

824 S Dudley St, Memphis, TN 38104-6005
+1 901-774-3212
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drive slowly and absorb

My husband and I rented the audio tour, but even with the printed map we were given, it was hard to... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2015
MickieB45
,
Hernando, Fl
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Great tour

We visited here on a very hot day. So we rented the cd tour that you listen to as you drive through... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2015
Lisa P
,
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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“memphis history” (33 reviews)
“yellow fever” (22 reviews)
“buried here” (22 reviews)
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824 S Dudley St, Memphis, TN 38104-6005
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Reviewed 25 July 2015

My husband and I rented the audio tour, but even with the printed map we were given, it was hard to follow and find specific graves. Although we enjoyed most of the hour and a half we spent there, the cemetery signage could be improved...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

We visited here on a very hot day. So we rented the cd tour that you listen to as you drive through the cemetery. The audio tour was very interesting and we stopped often to take photos. We spend a couple of hours driving through...More

2  Thank Lisa P
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Reviewed 20 July 2015

After the gps re routed us many times we finally found it. Neat entrance over the little bridge. Nice landscaping. Overall, very interesting

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Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

My Grandson and I visited the cemetery to do a geocaching find. I got the 1 hr audio tour cd but we spent nearly 3 hrs there. I got out in several places to walk through the area and take pictures. The grounds are beautifully...More

1  Thank Denise O
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Reviewed 4 July 2015

My husband and I are big fans of cemeteries so when I saw this one I knew we had to visit. There is an options for an audio guide I HIGHLY recommend paying the $10 for the guide and the CD this tells you so...More

2  Thank Whitney D
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

The audio guide is well worth the minimal cost. You get a great deal of history about the south and Memphis during the tour. The Cemetery is also very beautiful and doubles as an arboretum. I would clearly say this is a hidden gem of...More

2  Thank Matthew L
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Reviewed 18 June 2015

Great day trip to explore Civil War era cemetery. Only bummer was our rental didn't have a cd player, so we had to use a map. We spent 3 hours here, roaming the grounds, stopping to read the headstones of those that have gone before....More

2  Thank Texannrome
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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
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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
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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

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Hayley1607
11 July 2017|
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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
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Hayley1607
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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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