Events May 2018
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 Paypal or over the phone you will be added to the registration list for that event. For Paypal 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.
Tree Tour of Elmwood
Elmwood is home to almost 1,500 trees. Many of these trees are tagged, but there's so much more to know about a tree than its scientific and common name. Some of the trees that live in Elmwood are older than the cemetery! The trees of Elmwood are so beloved that the cemetery was even named for a tree.
Join Elmwood volunteer Ruth Martin as she leads a tree tour of the cemetery grounds. Cost for the tour is $10 per person. This all-walking tour begins at 10:30 a.m.
Take time out from the hustle and bustle to enjoy a lovely mid-morning tea at Elmwood. After tea, scones, lemon squares, and other delicious treats, there will be a short but sweet tour of the cemetery grounds. What a grand way to spend a spring Saturday morning!
Comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing are recommended. Admission is $35 per person and advance registration is required. This event begins at 10:30 AM. Questions? Call 901-774-3212.
Please note, this event takes place the day before Mother's Day.
The Last Word
The epitaphs found on the monuments at Elmwood can reveal so much about the lives of those buried here. Many are sweet, some are sad, but there are some that have left visitors scratching their heads and wondering: what's the story behind that?!
We'll visit several compelling sites during this all-new 90 minute walking tour of Elmwood Cemetery! Join Assistant Director Bob Barnett as he unveils some of the stories that have yet been told.
This all-walking tour, beginning at 10:30 AM, covers a great deal of Elmwood's grounds; excellent walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing are highly recommended. Register by clikcing the link below or call 901-774-3212. Cost is $20 per person. This is an 18+ tour of the cemetery.