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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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A Must See Cemetery

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our recent visit to historic Elmwood Cemetery and only wish we would have had more time to explore. While we walked through the cemetery, there are CD tours with maps available to buy or rent. History buffs and people who enjoy cemetery strolls will love this site. I was somewhat disappointed that the cemetery grounds are not better... More 

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Heber Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go here every time we are in Memphis. The history, the monuments....very nice. It is very well kept too. Just realized this last visit that they audio guided tours!! WOW

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

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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Thank David E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

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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Thank 60juner
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

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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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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