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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.

Tickets purchased for any of the events below are not refundable. Coupons are used for "Elmwood 101" tours only.  


Harvest History Hunt

How about a scavenger hunt at Elmwood Cemetery? 

Elmwood Cemetery presents a new way to experience the beauty and history found within the city's oldest active cemetery. Gather up a group of friends, pile your family into the car, or fly solo for a self-guided scavenger hunt at your leisure during operational hours from November 20th through 25th.

Pick up your scavenger hunt packet beginning Monday, November 20th through Friday, November 24th from 8 am - 4:30 pm or Saturday the 25th from 8 am until noon. Call 901-774-3212 for questions.

Using the map included with the packet, you will find chosen historic sites within the cemetery using clever clues. Mark your answers on the attached answer sheet, fill in your contact information, and drop it off at the office.

You may scavenge anytime, any day Thanksgiving week from 8 am through 4:30 pm, including Saturday. The office closes Saturday the 25th at noon, but you will still be able to drop off your answer sheet until 4:30 pm at the office using a drop box.

Those with correct answers will be entered to win a $50 Visa gift card and other cool prizes from Elmwood's gift shop!

Each packet costs $20 and teams may be made up of as many or as few friends as you like. This is a fundraiser for Elmwood Cemetery! Packets must be purchased in person at the cemetery office.

Get out of the house and definitely away from the mall and back to the place where Memphis history rests. We wish you good luck! 


Cemetery Cinema

It's A Wonderful Life

A limited capacity event! 

Friday, December 8th: Elmwood Cemetery presents a special holiday film. Join us for 6:30pm showing of It's A Wonderful Life projected onto the roof of the historic Elmwood Cottage! 

Sponsorship of this event is generously provided by Swain Wealth Partners. 

Bring your lawn chairs and we'll provide the scenery. Coolers are welcome to this event. We'll have hot cocoa available for sale. 

Admission is available in advance for $15 per person.  

Pre-registration for this limited event is required. Tickets are not issued for this event! If you buy admission, your name will be on an admission list at the gate...but for peace of mind, always save your PayPal receipt. 

For information, call 901-774-3212.  

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