Events 2019

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. 

Feb
16

Love on the Rocks

A Walking Tour of the Romantically Challenged

THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT!

Everyone enjoys a good love story, don't they? Join us for a tour of the cemetery on Saturday, Feb. 16th at 10:30 am and we'll take you to the sites of those who have loved deeply...and lost. These sometimes tragic tales of love gone wrong might leave you scratching your head and laughing out loud.

This tour is a great gift for the Valentine in your life. Bob Barnett, Elmwood's Assistant Director, begins the tour at the Elmwood Cottage. This walking tour takes place outdoors, so dress appropriately and be prepared to learn about the history of Memphis in a totally entertaining way. Registration is $20 per person. Adults only, please! 18 and over. 

For more information, call 901-774-3212. 

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Mar
17

The Emerald Isle: The Irish (& Scots!) of Elmwood

A Suds & Stories Event

Erin go Bragh! Join the staff of Elmwood Cemetery in the Lord's Chapel at 2 pm on Sunday, March 17th for a unique treat in recognition of St. Patrick's Day. 

We'll kick off the evening with delicious Irish-themed treats, and beer, wine, and other beverages. Next, we will offer a 45 minute seated presentation on the Irish and the Scots who rest at Elmwood and their fascinating lives. Stories of influence, success, and good old pluck will be told! 

Advance registration for this event is required. Registration is $20 per person. For more information, call 901-774-3212. 

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Mar
31

April Fools: Famous People Not Buried At Elmwood

A Walking Tour

Who are the famous people buried at Elmwood? Not these folks! Join us for a 90 minute walking tour of the cemetery and we'll visit sites where people like Andrew Jackson, Mick Jagger, and Abraham Lincoln are absolutely not buried. That's not to say they don't have a connection to Elmwood, though!

We'll start at 2PM at the historic Cottage. The cost is $20 per person. Good walking shoes are recommended. Call us with questions at 901-774-3212. 

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Apr
13

Easter Egg Hunt

The cemetery staff and volunteers invite our youngest of friends to join us for an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 13th at 9:00 AM! This free, fun event is open to kids up to age 10.

Make sure to bring your Easter basket so that you can find plenty of eggs. We'll hide a prize egg, too. The Easter bunny will even be joining us for photos!

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required! Please register your children so we know how many are coming.

We will begin on time - parents, please be prompt! Call with questions at 901-774-3212. 

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May
11

Mother's Tea

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. If you've attended this event before then you know how divine it is - and that early registration is highly recommended, because it will sell out!

Comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing are recommended. Admission is $40 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

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