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Elmwood Cemetery

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Address: 824 S Dudley St, Memphis, TN 38104-6005
Phone Number: 901 774 3212
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Full of history - and some of my family

My grandfather's family has been in Elmwood for several generations. I have taken my wife to Elmwood and we have taken the audio tour as well as stroll around the grounds... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My grandfather's family has been in Elmwood for several generations. I have taken my wife to Elmwood and we have taken the audio tour as well as stroll around the grounds. Fascinating. The history of the people who are buried in this cemetery from the early days of Memphis - even up to today - is extensive. My family has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sometimes my family and/or friends will spend the day in the cemetery walking and admiring the beautiful ornate head stones. There's a lot of history in the cemetery and many of the headstones have quite a bit of information on them. It's a great day trip. Bring a lunch and learn a lot about the South, Memphis and people in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I actually thought of buying a plot for my family. The history and serenity was awesome. The guild was very knowledgeable and caring.

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Thank Michael D
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was over to visit the graves of some of my ancestors and the place never ceases to amaze me as to the history that is in the place.. I stopped by the office/history center and the young lady was very patient with my questions regarding upkeep of the family plot.. There are some issues with some overgrowth of some... More 

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Thank Carey M
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

We arrived after noon and purchased the audio tour ($10). Its a CD you play in your car as you listen and drive around the cemetery. They had the stops marked with signs and also gave a map to follow along with as well. My friend and I enjoyed our tour and got out many times to take pictures. It... More 

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Thank T L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Visiting Elmwood is taking a walk back through history! The grounds are beautiful and filled with beautiful, unusual grave markers. The cemetery was used to bury yellow fever victims,

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Thank Regina B
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

I absolutely love going here. So much history. I enjoy the peaceful walks through the grounds. So many beautiful trees and older historical tombstones. A must see if your in Memphis.

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Thank Dede H
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Lots of very interesting monuments and with the CD and map we learned alot of history behind the markers. Would definitely recommend the CD, but we also have enjoyed a wine and cheese walking tour. Can't wait to go again!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

this is a super cool place . just a small old cemetery with city fathers big wigs from back in the day and some notables including Robert Church, a fascinating figure who used to practically rule Beale Street and was an amazing survivor and entrepreneur. Anyway sort of isolated off the beaten path a few blocks from downtown beside some... More 

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Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

The Elmwood Cemetery is a beautiful experience. The grounds are well kept on green rolling hills and large old trees. Many of the tombstones tell family stories. The welcome house on grounds has a small gift shop with books about Memphis history. I was sorry to see, that at some point in the cemetery's history, some headstones were vandalized

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