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Elmwood Cemetery

824 S Dudley St, Memphis, TN 38104-6005
+1 901-774-3212
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An awesome random find

We randomly stopped at Elmwood after seeing a sign on the highway for the historical site. I've... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2015
Ashley C
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Kansas City, Kansas
Long weekend in Memphis

Please don't think this is morbid. The history in this cemetery is phenomenal! Respect for fallen... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2015
Bill M
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Dallas, Texas
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  • Excellent65%
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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824 S Dudley St, Memphis, TN 38104-6005
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+1 901-774-3212
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Reviewed 21 April 2015

We randomly stopped at Elmwood after seeing a sign on the highway for the historical site. I've noticed a lot of reviewers complaining that the cemetery is in a "poor" or "bad" part of Memphis. To those I say, I'm SURE this could be helped...More

1  Thank Ashley C
Reviewed 12 April 2015

Please don't think this is morbid. The history in this cemetery is phenomenal! Respect for fallen soldiers is included as well. You can take your own tour walking or in your car (this cemetery is very large) for free or you can buy an audio...More

1  Thank Bill M
Reviewed 8 April 2015

Enjoyed the audio tour. It really help to bring the history of the area to life. Very nicely done, especially for only $10.

1  Thank halfbakedmom
Reviewed 8 April 2015

The Historical Society has recorded a CD for your car that guides you through the cemetery, with stops at each section and notable headstone. The grounds are beautiful, with flowering trees and chirping robins. Headstones are every shape and size, with reverence paid to every...More

2  Thank Partypoodle
Reviewed 3 April 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
Reviewed 29 March 2015

Lots of important (and many not-so-important) folks are hurried here. Many of the monuments are of the Victorian AND Edwardian era and have carved angels, trees cut off in their prime bloom of life, stone ivy, covered urns, b token pillars, etc. There are some...More

Thank Marguerite a
Reviewed 24 March 2015

did not expect much but bought the cd for the self guided car tour for $10. OMG! This made the visit incredible. Excellent selection of significant graves with very good, in- depth background provided. Allow about an hour and a half. Very enriching and critical...More

2  Thank Jay Y
Reviewed 20 March 2015

Hard to find ... tucked deep within the inner city of Memphis, but what an absolute jewel. Old, old cemetery with Civil War era headstones and crypts. It was magnificent. You can 'buy' a audio DVD that is accompanied by a map that thoroughly explains...More

4  Thank suchaprincess
Reviewed 15 March 2015

Awesome history - seriously - moving stories, a new perspective on Memphis, Please go see the cemetery, lots of history in the archives, it's for fee and so educational. We took pictures there and they came out awesome.

Thank marieb313
Reviewed 13 March 2015

The old family gravesites are amazing. They should have a book or handout that tells you what the symbolism is. The child graves a a little sad. It is amazing what went into some of the family sites.

Thank Steve J
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Trock1975
Would this attraction be good for kids? They love a good ghost story!
12 June 2016|
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Response from ListenLinda1 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely!
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Lisa B
Do they have maps of "people of interest/history" ? Where they are buried, who they are?
4 May 2016|
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Response from Michelle S | Reviewed this property |
Yes and a CD you can listen to in car to guide you through is also an option. Don't miss it.
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