Never been to Elmwood...

January 17, 2011


Every day at Elmwood, the staff greets visitors who have never before been to the cemetery, or even to Memphis. We are always so glad to meet new friends and help open up the history of our magic city to others! What excites us more than anything, though, is the visitor who utters those wonderful words: "I've lived here my whole life and I've never been to the cemetery before today."

Wow! It's at that moment that the staff takes it upon themselves to make sure that we meet the pressing need of revealing a deeper story of Memphis to our guest.

Have you ever been to Elmwood? Maybe one of your children have come on a history-based tour through the Virginia B. McGehee Youth Education Program, or maybe you've heard about "those tours where people dress up."

If you haven't visited Elmwood, please consider this an invitation. We would love to meet you. Our highly-rated Audio Tour (don't take our word for it. Visit to see what others have said about this tour) of the grounds, which lasts only one hour, is a fantastic way to get to know the history of Memphis, and Elmwood. The way it works: for $10, you rent a CD and a map. Pop the CD into your car and begin the tour. For 58 minutes, you'll move through the cemetery at a leisurely pace, visiting some of the most breathtaking monuments and magnificent trees you'll see in Memphis.

And then, once the tour is over, we hope you'll stop in the Cottage and let us know what you think.

Be prepared, though. Once you drive over the cemetery bridge and onto the grounds of Elmwood, you'll be amazed, and you'll probably want to see it again, and again.

And we would love to have you. 

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