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Elmwood Cemetery

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Fascnating Place

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

Reviewed September 8, 2018
Peoria, Arizona
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Lots of history

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

Reviewed August 31, 2018
Houston, Texas
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824 S Dudley St, Memphis, TN 38104-6005
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed November 24, 2010

I've lived in Memphis for many years, but had never heard about Elmwood Cemetery but was looking for something different to do with friends that were in town. Thanks to Trip Advisor, I found out about this Cemetery. Upon entering the cemetery, you can "rent"...More

7  Thank Vol_World_Traveler
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed April 2, 2015

My wife and I were looking for some places to visit in Memphis besides Graceland. We read there was a cemetery in Memphis that might be a good place to check out. The cemetery was interesting especially having a map and a CD to help...More

2  Thank cwillini
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Reviewed September 8, 2018 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.

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Reviewed August 31, 2018

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

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Reviewed August 28, 2018

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 August 27, 2018

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.

2  Thank Van P
Reviewed August 26, 2018 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...

1  Thank Umutguzel
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

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

1  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

1  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.

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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

1  Thank Rockinahawdplayse
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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