Events November 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. 


Tree Tour of Elmwood Cemetery

Elmwood is home to almost 1,400 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 itself - those are the trees we call witness trees. They lived through the changes taking place around them, silently, majestically, for sometimes 300+ years. We will show you a few of these on this special tree tour.

Join us for this tree tour of the cemetery grounds. Cost for the tour is $20 per person. The tour will begin at 1:00 pm, lasts about 90 minutes, and comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

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A Musical Salute for Veterans Day

Music in the Lord's Chapel by the Beethoven Club

Some of the most beautiful and compelling art songs from the World War I era were written by British composers George Butterworth, Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Gerald Finzi, Ivor Gurney, and others. For Veterans Day the Beethoven Club concert will present Paul Murray, baritone, and Brian Ray, pianist, in a program reflecting the thoughts of those who lived through the horror of those days. These songs have not lost any of their meaning today even though one hundred years have passed.

Join us at 3:00 pm on Sunday, November 10th for this concert in the Lord's Chapel. Refreshments will be served.

Admission to this concert is free, but reservations are required.

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Tombs In Transit

A brand new walking tour at Elmwood Cemetery!

The Winchester Cemetery that once acted of the city's burial grounds is no longer operational. Known today as Winchester Park, the old cemetery struggled over many years until it gave up the ghost with the final burial taking place in 1874.

Many of the people who were once buried in Winchester Cemetery were relocated to Elmwood Cemetery, just a few miles away, when Winchester closed. We've created a tour of Elmwood and the final (final) resting places of those early city residents. We'll share with you a bit of fascinating information on the history of Winchester Cemetery and its founders.

Join us Saturday, November 16 at 1:00. This is a fresh tour and full of great information about Elmwood Cemetery, Winchester Cemetery, and Memphis. This tour is for those who love old cemeteries and the history of Memphis.

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