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Elmwood Cemetery

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Address: 824 South Dudley St, Memphis, TN 38104
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+1 901-774-3212
08:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:30

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Do the walking tour!

My husband and I did the Scoundrels walking tour for $15 each right before Halloween, and it was SO worth the money! The gentleman that gave the tour was so friendly, funny, gave... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I did the Scoundrels walking tour for $15 each right before Halloween, and it was SO worth the money! The gentleman that gave the tour was so friendly, funny, gave information on unrelated tombstones/memorials/history/etc., and he went over the tour time (was optional for those wanting to learn more). He had a microphone and speaker set so... More 

Thank Kellllbellll
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Large historic cemetery, if you are a history loving person, and have some idea of local history you can literally chart the city's life story here. Also, several religions and ethnicity are resting in peace.

Thank dvarya
Montevideo, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We took the audio tour. Sometimes it was difficult to figure out where you should be. But it is a beautiful cemetery and stories to go along wit the stones.

Thank CarolS1641
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

I went here with a friend for a service in remembrance of friends and family recently deceased. The service was in a lovely outside setting and the two people who conducted were both very knowledgeable of the history. The grounds and the stones are beautiful with a feeling of reverence and grace. A time in the past. We arrived too... More 

Thank 155patriciab
Decatur, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This is a beautiful old cemetery. It is a lovely place for a walk. Check in at the office for self-guided tour info. We were sorry we could not take advantage of that. They have limited hours so check out the website before going.

Thank carlinda6665
Bartlett, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Fever, war, tragedy, and spirits that refuse to sleep can all be experienced as the memories come to life as one strolls among the monuments mostly covered with mold and fungus. An eerie place no matter the time of day. Statues standing guard, history rising from the grounds, the breath of generals, doctors, politicians moving flower petals above the graves.... More 

Thank mjlarivi
Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Beautiful, peaceful old cemetery just chock full of history. Old Memphis movers and shakers and plenty of Confederate old south history lie beneath this hallowed ground. Beautiful old grave markers - take the time to wander around. Just take care and stay alert (lock your car), because this area of town is not the safest. While you're in the area,... More 

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DeLand, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

My husband love it. Me wild rather do something else. The cemetery is nice and lots of history. $10 to get a CD and drive through the cemetery to learn all the history.

Thank Brenda M
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Rent the audio tour cd. It points out some of the more interesting graves and monuments. Get out and walk, look at some of the points of interest mentioned on the cd. Really interesting to contemplate the impact of the yellow fever epidemics of the late 1800s. Well worth the visit.

Thank Sojourners4
LaPlace, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

It's amazing how the variety of tombstones has changed over the years. Stop at the visitors Cottage at the entrance for a cd ($10) with stops at historical graves and monuments. We learned much of Memphis' history by taking this driving tour. It is an active cemetery, so there may be services while you are there. Check their site for... More 

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