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Elmwood Cemetery

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Address: 824 South Dudley St, Memphis, TN 38104
Phone Number: 901 774 3212
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Great for Cemetery Buffs

I love visiting cemeteries. The Elmwood cemetery is a wonderful place.There is no charge to visit and hours are 8am to 4:30pm daily. You can buy a walking-tour map or rent a audio... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Monee, Illinois

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Monee, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 414 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I love visiting cemeteries. The Elmwood cemetery is a wonderful place.There is no charge to visit and hours are 8am to 4:30pm daily. You can buy a walking-tour map or rent a audio CD for your vehicle to learn more about the Elmwood cemetery. The cemetery is garden like and there is a picnic area available. The area is very... More 

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Concord, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My wife and I both agree, this was the highlight of our days in memphis. The cd self-guided tour was an awesome experience and the stories are very entertaining. We revisited some of the graves after we finished the tour and there are many, many interesting graves. Also, being an arboretum, the natural beauty of this hallowed ground was awesome.... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Talk to the directors . They gave us background on how cemetaries have been viewed and used through the ages. At one time a visit to a cemetary was considered a family outing. And bodies were often re-interred. Take the self guided tour-Elmwood provides a map. It will be intresting to see if Nathan Bedford Forest is re-interred here. That... More 

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Collierville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Lovely old cemetery with lots of interesting headstones. It was terribly hot when we went so we did the driving tour using the CD's available from the office. We found it sometimes hard to locate the places mentioned on the CD; they aren't right beside the drive. We did get out & walk some to try to find particular places... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

If you're really into cemeteries and don't mind that the sites only date back to the 1800's, you can spend hours here. The grounds are well taken care of. You'll definitely get beautiful photos here.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I think a cemetery can be beautiful and Elmwood definitely is unique and beautiful. It's a bit difficult to get to even though it's in the middle of the city but well worth the visit.

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Hernando, Fl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I rented the audio tour, but even with the printed map we were given, it was hard to follow and find specific graves. Although we enjoyed most of the hour and a half we spent there, the cemetery signage could be improved as well as the map. But we were glad we did go. Lots of interesting... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We visited here on a very hot day. So we rented the cd tour that you listen to as you drive through the cemetery. The audio tour was very interesting and we stopped often to take photos. We spend a couple of hours driving through this beautiful property. Well worth our time.

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Arlington, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

After the gps re routed us many times we finally found it. Neat entrance over the little bridge. Nice landscaping. Overall, very interesting

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

If you have a free morning in Memphis, Elmwood is really worth a visit. The guy who runs it is a mine of fascinating info. Highly recommended.

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