We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Elmwood Cemetery

Is this your business?
Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Review Highlights
Fascnating Place

Visiting a cemetery may sound strange, but this one is interesting. It has a handful of historical... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peoria, Arizona
via mobile
Lots of history

Stop by the cemetery office, they have maps or audio for small fee, staff very friendly and a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Houston, Texas
Read all 368 reviews
All photos (174)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“memphis history”(34 reviews)
“buried here”(24 reviews)
“audio tour”(70 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
824 S Dudley St, Memphis, TN 38104-6005
+1 901-774-3212
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Memphis
from $101.50
More Info
from $64.00
More Info
from $120.00
More Info
from $24.00
More Info
Reviews (368)
Filter reviews
361 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsmemphis historyburied hereaudio touryellow feverdriving tourcivil warinteresting gravesold treeslots of historygreat historywalk aroundcdarboretumtourshalloweenpoliticiansstone
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 361 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting a cemetery may sound strange, but this one is interesting. It has a handful of historical graves, but the variety of gave markers with the interesting stone designs and statues is worth a drive through. Don't miss the dite.

Thank PhilR9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stop by the cemetery office, they have maps or audio for small fee, staff very friendly and a wealth of history.

Thank travelmom252017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spend the $5 for the audio tour - they have CD as well as an access code for a smart phone if you don't have a CD (we didn't). The information in the audio is wonderfully informative. The tour path is very well marked, the...More

Thank MamacatTX
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to know about the evolution and past of Memphis, visit Elwood when they do a history tour to raise money for maintenance.

1  Thank Van P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best place in the city as an art, as a museum, as whatever you call. You feel that place. You feel the soul...

Thank Umut G
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

We did the audio tour while we waited for family members in Graceland. Great history and beautiful experience.

Thank CReese80
Reviewed August 8, 2018

I had some time in the middle of an extensive road trip with my family. Having my dogs with me and unable to participate in the other tourist activities in which the others were engaged, I heard about this cemetery tour that would allow me...More

Thank Chadley L
Reviewed August 1, 2018

We drove around for twenty minutes or so but didn't have the audio guide as our car had no CD player. Peaceful well maintained cemetery, not sure how its become a must see site though.

Thank pjn1878
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

My friends and I enjoy seeing cemeteries. We visited Elmwood and did not do the audio tour, but we had fun seeing the tombstones and taking pretty pictures during the overcast day. I recommend it as a nice free activity to do around town!

Thank BaileyWenger
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful cemetary, memorializing many generations of Memphis history. Huge sculptures and statues. Large section of Confederate graves from the Civil War. We just walked part of it and drove the remainder. I believe, there is an audio tour, but we visited on...More

Thank Rockinahawdplayse
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 142 hotels in Memphis
The Midtown Inn by FairBridge
232 reviews
.98 miles away
Motel 6 Memphis Downtown
97 reviews
1.04 miles away
Econo Lodge
137 reviews
1.18 miles away
Holiday Inn Express - Medical Center Midtown
108 reviews
1.18 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,566 restaurants in Memphis
Four Way Restaurant
134 reviews
.56 miles away
Bhan Thai
100 reviews
1.02 miles away
Coletta's Italian Restaurant
84 reviews
1.18 miles away
Peggy's Healthy Homecooking
25 reviews
1.05 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 282 attractions in Memphis
Sun Studio
9,217 reviews
1.30 miles away
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
1,757 reviews
.41 miles away
Woodruff-Fontaine House
134 reviews
1.66 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
July 10, 2017|
Response from dedot1015 | Reviewed this property |
The cemetery is in South Memphis, just South of downtown in an undesirable area for those who are unsure which way to go. My advice is to contact a tour company or your hotel concierge to recommend local transportation. We... More
July 10, 2017|
Response from Nancy B | Reviewed this property |
It's in Memphis right on the edge of historical Central Gardens neighborhood where we live. Just a turn off Lamar ave. Don't miss the Cooper Young district while in the area. We love to do progressive evenings by walking... More