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Address: 824 South Dudley St, Memphis, TN 38104
Phone Number: 901 774 3212
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Great piece of history

On a mini vacation with my wife to Memphis we decided to visit Elmwood Cemetary. We spent about three hours walking around the cemetary. There are several historical markers at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Florence, Alabama
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Florence, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

On a mini vacation with my wife to Memphis we decided to visit Elmwood Cemetary. We spent about three hours walking around the cemetary. There are several historical markers at this cemetary and we could have spent another couple hours there.

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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Very worthwhile drive. We did not purchase the audio tour but did drive around the path. The grounds are beautiful and the Crepe Myrtles are MASSIVE. Tons of beautiful centuries old markers and grave sites. The history of yellow fever and civil war burials makes you feel close to the history. Awesome place to spend a half hour or so.

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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

So I may have an obsession with cemeteries....it's a family thing! My husband and I were on our anniversary trip and passed by and stayed another night in Memphis just so I could see it longer! This place I unbelievable! The history alone will keep you here for days! Love love love this place

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Chicago, Illinois
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102 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The cemetery is well-kept and there are headstones and mausoleums from every period of Memphis history. Take your time and take it in, you should not be disappointed. You can drive the tour, or get out and walk parts.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is a great place to visit, get the CD and map (fee payable, but you can tour round for free) from the cottage then you won't miss the good bits, leave plenty of time at least 2 hours to get around, even more if you walk about the headstones.

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bronx ny
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158 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I'm a big fan of cemeteries and include them in my stops when in a road trip. This cemetery is a work of art! beautiful well kept grounds, beautiful trees. So peaceful!

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Kansas City, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We randomly stopped at Elmwood after seeing a sign on the highway for the historical site. I've noticed a lot of reviewers complaining that the cemetery is in a "poor" or "bad" part of Memphis. To those I say, I'm SURE this could be helped by the cemetery. Seriously, I thought my GPS was taking me on a wild goose... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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8 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Please don't think this is morbid. The history in this cemetery is phenomenal! Respect for fallen soldiers is included as well. You can take your own tour walking or in your car (this cemetery is very large) for free or you can buy an audio tour or schedule a group tour. Elwood Cemetery is an important part of local history... More 

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Camarillo, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Enjoyed the audio tour. It really help to bring the history of the area to life. Very nicely done, especially for only $10.

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Seal Beach, California
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The Historical Society has recorded a CD for your car that guides you through the cemetery, with stops at each section and notable headstone. The grounds are beautiful, with flowering trees and chirping robins. Headstones are every shape and size, with reverence paid to every member of the community, from moguls and slaves. The sections for soldiers from both sides... More 

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