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Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis

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  • This cemetery is definitely worth to walk around. Monuments-beautiful, varied and well omderhouden. You can buy the car at the beginning. There is also a kind visitor centre.
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  • Visiting a cemetery may sound strange, but this one is interesting. It has a handful of historical graves, but the variety of gave markers with the interesting stone designs and statues is worth a dri...  more »
  • Stop by the cemetery office, they have maps or audio for small fee, staff very friendly and a wealth of history.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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. 😉
  • Working for a funeral home gives me a lot of experience with cemeteries. Elmwood is beautiful and historic, and they still have a lot of available spaces.
  • Kenneth Cunningham is a great guy to work with. Highly recommend.
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