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Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis

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#5 of 16 in Historic Sites in Memphis
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  • 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. W...  more »
  • 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 monu...  more »
  • 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 scr...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Resting place for dear ones.

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