Visitors are welcome to step back into history and experience eighty acres of stately trees and statuary in the beautiful blend of nature and art that is Elmwood Cemetery.
Please come by the Victorian Carpenter Gothic Cottage which serves as our Visitor Center for maps, audio tours, picnic tables and handicap accessible restrooms. Research assistance is also available in the cottage, and security is on the grounds during business hours.
Once you register for an event through Eventbrite or over the phone you will be added to the registration list for that event. For Eventbrite registrations, you may print your receipt or save it to your mobile device, but it is not necessary. You can simply give your name, or the name of the purchaser, when you arrive for the event.
Registration for all events at Elmwood Cemetery is final and non-refundable.
Scandals & Scoundrels
Among Elmwood's 75,000 residents are the famous and infamous. Sinners and saints. Mayors and madams. Politicians and perfectly ordinary citizens. Each of them has a story to tell...and some of those stories don't have happy endings.
Join us for a look at the lives of those who contributed the notorious stories of Memphis history that we love to hear. This tour is for grown-ups only, please. Veteran tour guide Dale Schaefer will be the docent for this tour.
This tour is all-walking and lasts about 90 minutes. Advance registration is required. Cost is $20 per person. Starts at 1 pm.
Carols of the Victorians
Happy holidays! This December, Elmwood Cemetery is partnering with St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral to bring to our friends a unique program of history and music. Please join us for a decorated tree, sweets, wassail, and wine, card swapping (we'll have them available), Victorian-Age carols, and some fascinating history about the music you'll hear. Some "historical characters" are planning to drop by. We will also have a sing along or two!
This event is for people of all ages. Children 12 and under are permitted free of charge. This program will take place in the Lord's Chapel beginning at 6:30 pm and will last about one hour. All proceeds benefit the maintenance of historic Elmwood Cemetery.