Events 2017

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.  


Cemetery Cinema

Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?


Swain Wealth Partners proudly presents Elmwood Cemetery's first film of the summer movie series, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? 

Join us for an evening of outdoor film on Friday, July 14th. The gate will open at 7:30 pm. A short film produced by Propaganda TV will start the show at 8:30 pm. 

Once your ticket is purchased, your name will go on a list which will be checked at admission. Pre-sales ONLY for this event. There will be no ticket sales at the door.  You are welcome to print out or save your Paypal receipt on your phone and show it at the gate, but it is not required. 

You must bring a lawn chair to this event as seating takes place on asphalt.

Bring a cooler, OR enjoy food the wonderful food for sale by Say Cheese and MemPops! 

Pets and minors are best left in the care of a sitter. Have a date night, parents! 

All proceeds from this event will support the maintenance of Elmwood Cemetery, a nonprofit, goodwill organization. 

The rain date for this event is Friday, July 21st, same time. Once admission is purchased, there will be no refunds.   

Other questions? Call 901-774-3212. 

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Scandals & Scoundrels

A Public Walking Tour of Elmwood's Notorious Residents

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!

This tour is all-walking and lasts about 90 minutes. Advance registration is required. Cost is $20 per person.  Starts at 1:00 PM.

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All Saints' Day Candlelight Memorial Service

Elmwood Cemetery is a place of remembrance, grief, and love. Elmwood Cemetery's All Saints' Day Memorial Service is dedicated to those who have attained heaven - those who have died, and ascended. 

Elmwood invites you to a special Candlelight Memorial Service in the Lord's Chapel on November 1st at 5 PM. This special evening of remembrance is open to all. Visitors will be invited to light a candle on display in the chapel.

This service is free. Space is limited. Please call the Elmwood Office at 901-774-3212, or email kmccollum [at] elmwoodcemetery [dot] org for information.


BYOBike at Elmwood

A bicycle tour of the cemetery

Join volunteer Cookie Swain as she leads a bicycle tour of Elmwood Cemetery on Sunday, November 12th at 2pm. Bring your bike and enjoy a lovely spring afternoon of cycling back through the history of Memphis with a knowledgeable and fun tour guide! $15 per person. Our bicycle tours are big hits - register today!

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