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Address: 824 South Dudley St, Memphis, TN 38104
Phone Number: 901 774 3212
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Breathtakingly Beautiful, Enormously Educational (take a tour, you won't be sorry!)

Elmwood is absolutely beautiful! You will see statuary, mausoleums and headstones that are really beyond compare. Their tour guides are excellent and there are no ghost tours... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mscaseyray
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Southaven, Mississippi

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Southaven, Mississippi
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Elmwood is absolutely beautiful! You will see statuary, mausoleums and headstones that are really beyond compare. Their tour guides are excellent and there are no ghost tours here. They give real history tours that all ages can enjoy. We recently took a tour last fall and at the last minute our nieces joined us. They are both elementary school age... More 

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Thank Mscaseyray
Keystone Heights, Florida
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67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This cemetery is beautiful and very well maintained. We skipped out on the audio tour as we were short on time, but I feel it would have been helpful so you have some reference for what you are seeing. We did enjoy walking around the grounds taking in the scenery and the peace.

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Thank Troualy
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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99 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We discovered this cemetary after hearing about it at the Stax Museum earlier in the day. We got the audio tour that you can play in your car as you drive around. It was $10.00 and worth it for the history presented. Follow the directions on the CD. It will tell you when to go and when to stop.

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2 Thank Brandon H
Saint Louis, Missouri
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417 reviews
158 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only had time to drive thru but will get the CD guide next time. It's a beautiful place, with some interesting architectural features. Definitely worth a drive thru.

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Thank rduinc
Atlanta, Georgia
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45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Very old and very eerry cemetery. Tried to walk through it and got the creeks. Has historic value, not sure of all buried there.

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Graettinger, Iowa
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We rented the CD to guide us thru the cemetery which had fun and interesting facts of the people there and about history of the area... As well as the monuments. Was able to find all the monuments mentioned --- while they recommend a 5mph speed- some pauses didn't allow enough drive time between. Would highly recommend to anyone who... More 

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Thank Karin W
Memphis, Tennessee
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Love Elmwood, I have several family members buried there. I have been going there since I was about 6, I am now 61. There is so much history there. Tours are available.

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Thank Pattie R
Memphis, Tennessee
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

One of the oldest cemeteries in town, Elmwood is near the middle of the city. It features interesting architecture such as Egyptian-styled graves. It's well worth arranging a guided tour as there are amazing stories - both tragic and hilarious - and a fascinating mix of the famous and infamous in Memphis history.

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1 Thank Anthro2010
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

We took advantage of the audio tour and drove our own car around. Can't say we got the full experience this way. We found it difficult to listen and drive. Often times we were behind or ahead of where we should have been. If you are a true history buff, go with the walking tour.

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2 Thank Monankit
Belvidere, Illinois
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80 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Spent the $10 for the audio tour. Well worth it, otherwise you just drive though going I wonder what that is? Be advised the tour is on CD. It's not only a working cemetery but an arboretum and bird sanctuary too.

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