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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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Scottsburg, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I know a cemetery isn't where most people think about going on a family trip but they are great places to visit to learn about the history of a place and it's people that you may not hear anywhere else. My husband and I love history of most anything so we decided to go here. We found out they had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Go inside the office and rent the CD to take the self-guided driving tour. I think the CD was just a couple of dollars. But if you drive around without it you will miss out on so many interesting and fascinating stories. Suggest you include this on your tour of Memphis.

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59 reviews 59 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We were short in time, but really really enjoyed this place and the history within. It has some of the most beautiful grave markers I have ever seen. Be aware - it closes and the gate locks at 4:30 so you don't want to get stuck in there. We arrived at 4:00 and no one answered the door at the... More

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Leesburg, IN
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20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Unable to get into our condo & trying to kill time until we could, we happened upon the Elmwood Cemetery. It was a warm day & we opted for the audio tour that we could take while in the car. It is very well marked & very informative. My group enjoyed it very much.

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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Elmwood Cemetery is a gem of history tucked away in a downtown location. Some people find walking or driving through old cemeteries a little creepy, not me. I am a fan of history and to see the mass graves caused by the yellow fever epidemics of the 1870's, the section dedicated to Civil War dead and the graves of historical... More

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Dothan, Alabama, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We enjoyed a leisurely drive around the grounds. Unfortunately we were too late to stop and grab the self guided tour stuff from the cottage.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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36 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We went early morning before doing a city tour. We decided on the audio tour - the cost was $10 for the dvd and map. There are 61 stops so prepare for at least 1 to 1 1/2 hrs. We began the tour and along with the audio and the map which also had descriptions of each stop it was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This was the 1st integrated cemetery in the city of Memphis. There are actually slaves buried here with their owners. As you walk the cemetery it's like walking through a time a machine. You can see history change by the era as you look at the elegance & elaboration of the plots. They offer guided tours for a small fee... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Wonderful old garden cemetery. great to walk around in daytime especially before/after visiting the Stax Records museum.

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Inman, South Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This cemetery was so interesting. Lots of history. Would like to go back the next time and spend longer. Did the driving tour, which comes with a CD to listen to and guide you around.

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