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Elmwood Cemetery

824 South Dudley St, Memphis, TN 38104
901 774 3212
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Ranked #11 of 86 Attractions in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
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Tennessee
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a wonderful place to see Memphis history and those who made it. It is full of Civil War heroes and madams. It is laced with murderers and saints...authors and leaders. The art of the tombstones is superb!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Always very pleasing to the eye, clean, historical cemetery. During holidays, most of the reefs are the same/similar -- they are provided by the management for a very reasonable cost.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This tour is definitely worth your time if you are Memphis. Very though provoking and brings to light alot of Southern History that isn't heard very often. Definitely worth your time!!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The audio is informative, and the cemetery is so full of history and rich stories that it can't be beat.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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27 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Have visited a couple of times now and taken both the guided and self-directed (audio) tours. You can learn a lot about Memphis history by visiting this cemetery and better understand the character of the city. Best to visit in the Spring or Fall (especially the Halloween events).

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This place was awesome. I love the history and the great care taken with all the graves. I am a huge history buff so this was fun for me. The mix of new and older graves was amazing. Such attention to detail for so many of the monuments make them good to study. One bit of information, don't go on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This place is amazing! You feel like in a horror movie, but also there is some king of relaxation... peace... It is beautiful.

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