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Elmwood Cemetery

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Address: 824 South Dudley St, Memphis, TN 38104
Phone Number: 901 774 3212
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Wonderful way to spend an afternoon

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
bfrison2016
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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Thank Thesisters20162017
Saginaw, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on our way Home and made quick stop well ok maybe not. We got the cd tour very confusing at first it be talking about someone/stone and the cd might have you turn, then the stone it was talking about would be behind you and you would have to back up.We were taking our time looking and listening... More 

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Menomonee Falls
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an old southern cemetery. With plenty of trees and plants it is truly peaceful. You get to see a lot of the people who shaped Memphis buried here. There are definitely works of art with some of the tombstones.

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Thank Nicole A
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I persuaded my fellow travellers to visit this cemetery with me. Unfortunately on the day we were there the office was closed so we weren't able to do the audio tour. There isn't a map to give information on the cemetery so we wandered around for a while and took some photos. A shame really as I'm sure it is... More 

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Thank Sarah P
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i make a point of visiting historic cemeteries while traveling, so this was a must see during my time in memphis. the girl working in the office was somewhat rude when i went in to get a map (and $5 for a little map/pamphlet is ridiculous!) walking the cemetery was was nice, and the pamphlet did give a bit of... More 

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Gadsden, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If in the area it's worth driving through to look at. It's nice, quiet, & shaded. We drive through. It Haskins i don't know otter pathways to drive your car. We did this while our 15 month old was napping. It was nice to see.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I rushed through here on a group tour. I wish I had gone back to take photos, as there were many very interesting headstones to take in. I would come back here again and take more time.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take time to rent an audio tour of the cemetery. It has amazing information on the city and its more famous / infamous citizens. Lovely, peaceful setting all year round.

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