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Elmwood Cemetery

Address: 824 South Dudley St, Memphis, TN 38104
Phone Number: 901 774 3212
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Ranked #12 of 168 things to do in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Memphis, Tennessee
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been to Elmwood several times and enjoy the various speaker events. I also have family buried in this lovely old cemetery.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This cemetery is listed in the National Historic Registry and is a must see if you're in Memphis; especially during Spring. Elmwood offers a guided walking tour or self guided cd tour. The day I visited I took the self tour due to not planning ahead. I have to say " It was pleasantly informative." The cd allowed me to... More 

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Niles, Mi
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78 reviews 78 reviews
28 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My Wife and I are history Buffs and we enjoy Cemeteries and the history that they offer about the people who lived in the area that the Cemetery is located in. Upon arrival at the Elmwood go to their Office a rent their Cemetery Driving Tour CD for $10.00, For your $10.00 you will receive a Map and a CD... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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73 reviews 73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Nice cemetery, but better with the CD and map to drive along. Very well laid out with signs marking the audio segment. There is also a swing at this cemetery- go check it out! And they open slightly earlier than most Memphis attractions, a huge plus.

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Boise, Idaho
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

If you are a history buff, or enjoy viewing amazing statues and monuments, this is the place for you. I explore cemeteries all over the country and this one is one of the best. It's full of beautiful statues and historical monuments. And the cemetery staff and office are more than happy to help you. They have a CD audio... More 

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

People often over look a cities cemetery as a way of learning about the town's history. Elmwood Cemetery has been lovingly maintained and even has an informative audio or self lead tour. It is very apparent that the caretaker pours his heart into restoring the graves and keeping the grounds impeccable. Thank you!

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Rochester, NY
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Cemeteries are a great source of lesser known local history and I love to check them out. This cemetery has tons of info in the map ($5- a good deal) and was a fun way to spend a few hours.

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Metropolis Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I love the sculptures and history that can be found in a cemetery. This one is full of interesting information. We were geocaching this location so had a set pattern we were following. Definitely on our next visit we will do the auto tour. Love it! Not quite NOLA, but worth the stop.

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

They offer an audio driving tour of the cemetery. A very interesting tour and provides an in depth history of Memphis and the people that have contributed to its rich history. The audio tour also provides details about the design and meaning of several of the grave stone designs. We were pleasantly surprised how interesting the tour was. An unexpected... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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146 reviews 146 reviews
63 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

On a recent trip to Memphis, my friend, a lifelong Memphian, took me to Elmwood Cemetery, one of his favorite places. It is well worth a visit. Some of the graves go back to the Civil War, and there is a rich variety of types of tomb, mausoleums, and statuary. One can drive or walk along the winding hilly lanes... More 

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