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Elmwood Cemetery

824 S Dudley St, Memphis, TN 38104-6005
+1 901-774-3212
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Very interesting

Took the auto tour for $10. Cd was easy to follow, along with the map. Took about an hour. Even... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
frugal-one
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United States
A Spooky Place

Best cemetery to visit in Memphis. Beautiful monuments. Take the audio tour- I have never taken... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ninabE4919OT
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Memphis, Tennessee
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824 S Dudley St, Memphis, TN 38104-6005
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the auto tour for $10. Cd was easy to follow, along with the map. Took about an hour. Even if not interested in history... will find this interesting. Very well done!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best cemetery to visit in Memphis. Beautiful monuments. Take the audio tour- I have never taken the guided tour but understand it's great. They even have a gift shop!!

1  Thank ninabE4919OT
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

What an unusual and interesting place! So much history and beautiful sculpture as well. Great fun for history buffs but even our precocious 10 year old was entertained. Definitely worth a few hours time to explore. They have done pretty cool events that sell out...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

Enjoyed the walking tour of the cemetery. People buried there were chosen and a story was told about their life. The only problem with our walk was that it was 93 degrees out and not a lot of shade. Wear good walking shoes.

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

If you go on any tours, you’ll hear mention of the Church family, the first black millionaire in Memphis, as well as other prominent families. You will see their family tombs here. Lovely upright monuments as well as some very old ones from the 1800’s.

1  Thank Mary G
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Didn't think I would be interested in going to a cemetary but this one has so much history. You see tombstones from the early 1800. People who were rich and public officials. A must see. Take some scratch paper and chalk so you can do...More

1  Thank Lajuana F
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

The driving tour was $10 which included a map and the use of a CD. The grounds were beautiful. The cemetery is also an arboretum. There were 63 points of information and we all learned quite a bit about Memphis history. Topics included the devastation...More

1  Thank dragonflytw65
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Really enjoyed the faded old tombstones next to new ones. Kinda gives us perspective of what happens after we're gone. Great history here. Lotsa heroes and villains. Spend the $10 and get the cd for the driving tour. Never officially segregated but it was. Never...More

1  Thank SanMo
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

We visited here on the day we decided to rent a car to do some sightseeing. Great deal for $10 to get the CD audio tour. Takes a good hour to do via car, they provide a map but the route is very well marked....More

1  Thank marjabu
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Not the usual place to visit but very interesting with many locally we’ll know memphians being buried there. Would recommend you do the cd audio self drive tour which you can get via the visitor building near the entrance. The volunteer located there was extremely...More

1  Thank memphis4lmw
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Hayley1607
11 July 2017|
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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
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Hayley1607
11 July 2017|
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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
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