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Address: 824 South Dudley St, Memphis, TN 38104
Phone Number: 901 774 3212
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Beautiful!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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bronx ny
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194 reviews 194 reviews
158 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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83 reviews 83 reviews
7 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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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New Lenox, Illinois
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149 reviews 149 reviews
62 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My wife and I were looking for some places to visit in Memphis besides Graceland. We read there was a cemetery in Memphis that might be a good place to check out. The cemetery was interesting especially having a map and a CD to help explain who is buried in this cemetery plus a little Memphis History. If you go... More 

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Ohio
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97 reviews 97 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Lots of important (and many not-so-important) folks are hurried here. Many of the monuments are of the Victorian AND Edwardian era and have carved angels, trees cut off in their prime bloom of life, stone ivy, covered urns, b token pillars, etc. There are some more modern stones too but it is for the historic markers we go to cemeteries.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

did not expect much but bought the cd for the self guided car tour for $10. OMG! This made the visit incredible. Excellent selection of significant graves with very good, in- depth background provided. Allow about an hour and a half. Very enriching and critical to understand history of Memphis

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Toledo, Ohio
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46 reviews 46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Hard to find ... tucked deep within the inner city of Memphis, but what an absolute jewel. Old, old cemetery with Civil War era headstones and crypts. It was magnificent. You can 'buy' a audio DVD that is accompanied by a map that thoroughly explains who the headstones belong to and the back story that makes them very interesting. Some... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Awesome history - seriously - moving stories, a new perspective on Memphis, Please go see the cemetery, lots of history in the archives, it's for fee and so educational. We took pictures there and they came out awesome.

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