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Elmwood Cemetery

824 South Dudley St, Memphis, TN 38104
901 774 3212
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Ranked #12 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
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Yonkers, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

If you are into looking at cemetary's for the beauty of them this is a great place to go. There are some very cool old gravestones and the place is beautifully landscaped. Just wish we had more time there, we got there close to closing time.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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22 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

There is an audio tour which we didn't take, it was probably very good, but really wanted to go at our own pace and drive the streets that looked interesting. We found many gravestones from the 1800s. There is a civil war (CSA) memorial too. There are about 20 civil war generals buried there. Definitely worth the trip.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Tripadvisor's Memphis attractions reviews made us visit Elmwood Cemetery on our way back to North Carolina. We did not purchase the informative audio guided tour. It is must though if you want to learn and be informed about the many historical facets of this beautiful place. We drove and walked around the cemetery, taking in the tranquility, peacefulness and beauty... More

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Afton, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We pre-ordered the CD Audio tour and even though we didnt end up following it exactly, it was great. It was very informative and offered a great Memphis history lesson. They offer tours through the cemetary or you can explore on your own. I am a history buff and believe that to get to know a city you should visit... More

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Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We entered the cemetery by a back entrance, which doesn't exist according to the reception lady, but we did and it wasn't through the best of neighborhoods ! But when we found the old building we paid the fee for the audio tour and started. Unfortunately it wasn't what we expected, it was very historical, lots of facts and figures... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Then you should to the Elmwood Cemetery. Wy wife and I paid the $10 for the audio guided tour, which comes on a CD, so make sure you have a working CD player in your car. Over the course of about an hour we learned about the movers and shakers of Memphis history and some of the most charming characters... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Went here in order to take photos of the old tombstones. It was a perfect place for that. These graves date back to the Civil War. A lot of interesting nooks and crannies. Didn't really spend a lot of time her. Perfect for a short way to kill a half hour or so.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A Grave Yard may not be the most obvious place to visit, but I am very happy I visited Elmwood. The Tombstones are very impressive and the person for whom Graceland was built lies here too.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

If you like cemeteries, this is a great one. The statues and monuments are lovely and the cemetery is beautifully tended.

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Memphis, TN
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7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We enjoy participating in the informative history tours Elmwood provides throughout the year. We have attended the Civil War tour, which is geared more toward an adult audience, due to the fact that it is lengthy and contains a lot of info to absorb. The Halloween costume twilight tour is our favorite! Visitors learn about people buried in this cemetery... More

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