Elmwood CemeteryCurrently Closed
- Address: 824 S Dudley St, Memphis, TN 38104, United States
- Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: 15 USD
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Monument, Cemetery, Tomb
The Elmwood Cemetery is a rich piece of history. A tour along this place takes you back to the past and the residents themselves seem to narrate their own stories. It is like knowing about the past of the beautiful city from the souls that rest here. A number of tours are organized along this large garden and cemetery to suit your choices.
Along with the decorated gravestones and lovely flower bushes, you will also find soft green grass and many old monuments. These monuments are almost all into ruins but are still charming.
- Comfortable shoes are recommended during the tour.
- $10 for audio tour.
- Group rates are different for groups above 10 people.
- Each tour lasts for about 90 minutes.
- Tours begin at 10:30 AM.
- Audio tours are available Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM and Sundays till NOON for a rent.
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14.23% of people who visit Memphis include Elmwood Cemetery in their plan
42.86% of people start their Elmwood Cemetery visit around 1 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Elmwood Cemetery
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Elmwood Cemetery
Elmwood is, indeed, a beautiful, peaceful and serene place to stroll through and get away - even for a while - from the world that surrounds it. As a photographer, I especially enjoy walking through and photographing the statuary which is the type of art that we shall not likely ever see made again. The reason for my four stars is because I do have a physical handicap which prevents me from walking long distances at a time. Therefore, I have to drive my car down the streets, find some place I can stop, exit the car and then walk the cemetery in parts. I should like very much to take the guided tour, but that is impossible for me due to my inability to walk such a long distance. It would be a wonderful idea for there to be small golf carts for those handicapped persons to ride the tour, or at least one of the new Bird Bikes. That way, those small vehicles would be easy to park on the side of the street without blocking the street or running over into the grassy areas.. It just is not well handicap equipped for those who are not able to walk well or far. With there being so little space on the streets to park, I think it would be a grand idea to rent the small vehicles such as a Bird Bike or golf cart. The money from those rentals could be another source of funding for the cemetery. So - it would be a win-win for everyone. Other than the access for the handicapped, I would give it a 5 star.
I visited for the first time a few weeks ago. Nice scenery, shade, and packed with history. There is still lots of space for future burials too.
Incredible history. Beautiful place. Support this place.
Elmwood is a very beautiful place, don't get me wrong. My Mother loved it so mush as a child and asked to be laid to rest there. So imagine my heartbreak when they intentionally defaced and damaged my Mother's headstone and others on mother's day of 2017. (Click on photos to see what I found on Mother's day! The mud cover headstone is face up! That's not the bottom. It's not upside down) The hurt they caused me on Mother's day wont ever go away. Now I know some of you love the horror Movies they show and Haunted tours they give. But You have people buried there that would not like you turning their final resting place into a sideshow. My mother is one of them. I know that's how you raise money but In the State of TN it's felony to do any of the things you are doing there. Please look at what I have starred in Tennessee code 46-2-105. Crimes and offenses (a) *No person shall willfully destroy, ***deface, or ***injure any monument, *tomb, ***gravestone, or other structure placed in the cemetery, or any roadway, walk, fence or enclosure in or around the same, or injure any tree, plant or shrub therein, or hunt or shoot therein, *play at any game or ***amusement therein, or loiter for lascivious or lewd purposes therein, or interfere, by words or actions, with any funeral procession or any religious exercises. (b) A violation of this section is a *****Class E felony*****. Now as for the staff they called it a accident, a simple mistake. They told me they weren't liable for accidents in the everyday operation of their business. They said we cleaned it and put it back and that's all they could. With a no feeling sorry. Yes they put it back but I cleaned it not them. I filmed myself cleaning on Mother's day! Once the news showed up they tried offering me a new headstone. I told them nothing will fix the hurt and her headstone is the one I gave her. They blocked me form their Facebook when I wrote a review. So now try taking this one down. I am asking the IRS and the State of TN to see where the money is going from the movies and Tours.
A very historically important cemetery as it contains the final resting places of some of Memphis’ most notorious members of society as well as some who were innocent victims of their time. Definitely worth a visit for anyone interested in Memphis history. Make sure you pay the $10 and take advantage of the guided audio tour (CD) with your vehicle. Walking the cemetery may be difficult for some folks.