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Elmwood Cemetery

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Address: 824 S Dudley St, Memphis, TN 38104-6005
Phone Number: 901 774 3212
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Wonderful Driving Tour of Memphis History

It's amazing how the variety of tombstones has changed over the years. Stop at the visitors Cottage at the entrance for a cd ($10) with stops at historical graves and monuments... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
LaPlace, Louisiana
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LaPlace, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's amazing how the variety of tombstones has changed over the years. Stop at the visitors Cottage at the entrance for a cd ($10) with stops at historical graves and monuments. We learned much of Memphis' history by taking this driving tour. It is an active cemetery, so there may be services while you are there. Check their site for... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a really beautiful cemetery, worth an hour if you are close by and interested in this kind of thing. Very nice for a stroll or bike ride. It's not particularly large, as cemeteries go, and it is rolling and scenic. The surrounding neighborhood is not particularly attractive. I biked around fairly randomly and was glad to have stumbled upon... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in while visiting Memphis, and spent an hour walking around reading life stories and taking pictures.

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Wales, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Large cemetery on the outskirts of the city. Grass cutting taking place when we visited so not as peaceful as expected. There is an office where you can purchase various maps (quite pricey). We didn’t bother so ended up walking around aimlessly as there aren’t proper directions to various areas. Couldn’t really get a feel for it and it wasn’t... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing monuments and history at this cemetery. Took our time and walked around for 1/2 - 1hr. Many interesting stories of locals.

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Amana, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Signed up for the "Scandals & Scoundrels" tour. The guide was apologetic when I signed in, saying the usually limit the tour to 35, but they neglected to set the limit on the web site, there were 50 of us. The guide (Dale S.) asked at the beginning that we stick as close together as possible due to that fact... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved going to the cemetery and listening to the audio tour, a lot of history and beautiful stone work

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is probably the most popular cemetery in Memphis. Dates by to the early 1800s and is full of history...Civil War, political, Yellow Fever epidemics (3 of 'em), local scandals and scoundrels, the Mississippi River, you name it. You can easily spend 3 or 4 hours, maybe more, here.

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Florissant, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

So well maintained. The staff and employees were amazing and so helpful. Lots of history. Guided tour was very good.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

History buffs, photographers, and people who love a good story don't want to miss the Yellow Fever Tour at Elmwood Cemetery. I have always wanted to go and I wasn't disappointed. Our guide allowed us to see the original ledger from 1878 during the Yellow Fever Plague up close. He also read a letter to us from one of Elmwood's... More 


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