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Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis

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#6 of 18 in Historic Sites in Memphis
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  • 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!  more »
  • 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!!  more »
  • 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 ti...  more »
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  • Even at the end of March, this cemetery is beautiful, I can only imagine what it's like in the middle of spring or the hot steamy summer. There was a wedding going on in the Chapel, what a great idea! We've visited old, historical cemeteries all over the US and the Elmwood is incredible. Restrooms near the office, when it's open. If the Masoleum is open, ignore the creepy feelings and go inside. It's clean, quiet (of course) and the interred range in burial dates. The biggest surprise is the altar/shrine to #Elvis. Amazing! Remember to close the doors behind you. 😉
  • My mother is buried under a beautiful tree there, away from traffic and next to an old family friend. My only complaint is that it's closed on sundays. Night time is understandable, , but there shouldn't be restrictions on when you can take flowers or visit a loved one in during the day. I wasn't able to visit my mothers gravesight on Mother's Day this year, for instance. Outside of that one thing, I couldn't be more thankful that she was able to be buried in such a beautiful and historic spot.
  • We drove around the place to see that all of the graves are huge and spectacular. Definitely 5 stars.
  • Went here with my son's field trip from school and was very impressed. Our guide had so much historic information we could've stayed there all day. There is so much history to learn about Memphis from these graves that you will have a better appreciation for this city.
  • Very historical cemetery. From some of the Memphis Founders, Confederate soldiers, to regular Memphis citizens, the grounds are beautiful and peaceful. Great place for photos.
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