Events April 2020

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. 

Apr
4

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. 

Apr
19

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.

Apr
24

After Hours: Behind the Closed Gates

A Walking Tour

As the sun sets, the shadows grow long in the cemetery. We invite you to step back in time with us and experience the world of days gone by during an After Hours Tour of Elmwood Cemetery. We'll lock ourselves in and go on an adventure in the middle of the city of Memphis. 

Gather at the Cottage at 6:00 pm. Your tour guide for this experience is Executive Director Kim Bearden. Comfortable walking shoes are encouraged. 

Reservations required. Admission is $20. Click below to sign up, or call 901-774-3212.  

Apr
25

Jimmy Ogle's Center-of-the-Cemetery Tour

A Walking Tour of Elmwood Cemetery

Historian Jimmy Ogle has delivered hundreds of presentations on the history of the city of Memphis and he's always a hit! His work has focused on the Gayoso Bayou, the Commercial Appeal, the wreck of the Sultana, and Memphis history. This walking tour of Elmwood will illuminate Jimmy's favorite sites at the cemetery in the CENTER of the cemetery grounds.

Jimmy is a beloved storyteller and public speaker, and advance registration is highly recommended. This tour is expected to sell out. Starts at 9:00 am sharp! Cost is $20 per person. For more information, call 901-774-3212.

Apr
25

Jimmy Ogle's East-Side Tour of Elmwood

A Walking Tour of Elmwood Cemetery

Historian Jimmy Ogle has delivered hundreds of presentations on the history of the city of Memphis and he's always a hit! His work has focused on the Gayoso Bayou, the Commercial Appeal, the wreck of the Sultana, and Memphis history. This walking tour of Elmwood will illuminate Jimmy's favorite sites at the cemetery on the EAST side of the cemetery grounds.

Jimmy is a beloved storyteller and public speaker, and advance registration is highly recommended. This tour is expected to sell out! Starts promptly at 11:00 am. Cost is $20 per person. For more information, call 901-774-3212.

Apr
25

Jimmy Ogle's West-Side Tour of Elmwood

A Walking Tour of Elmwood Cemetery

Historian Jimmy Ogle has delivered hundreds of presentations on the history of the city of Memphis and he's always a hit! His work has focused on the Gayoso Bayou, the Commercial Appeal, the wreck of the Sultana, and Memphis history. This walking tour of Elmwood will illuminate Jimmy's favorite sites at the cemetery on the WEST side of the cemetery grounds.

Jimmy is a beloved storyteller and public speaker, and advance registration is highly recommended. This tour is expected to sell out! Starts promptly at 1:00 pm. Cost is $20 per person. For more information, call 901-774-3212.

Apr
25

Jimmy Ogle's South-Side Tour of Elmwood

A Walking Tour of Elmwood Cemetery

Historian Jimmy Ogle has delivered hundreds of presentations on the history of the city of Memphis and he's always a hit! His work has focused on the Gayoso Bayou, the Commercial Appeal, the wreck of the Sultana, and Memphis history. This walking tour of Elmwood will illuminate Jimmy's favorite sites at the cemetery on the SOUTH side of the cemetery grounds.

Jimmy is a beloved storyteller and public speaker, and advance registration is highly recommended. This tour is expected to sell out! Starts promptly at 2:30 pm. Cost is $20 per person. For more information, call 901-774-3212.