Events May 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. 

May
1

Scandals & Scoundrels: After Hours

A Walking Tour of Elmwood Cemetery

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. Executive Director Kim Bearden will be your guide for this special after hours tour!

This tour is all-walking and lasts about 90 minutes. Advance registration is required. Cost is $30 per person. Starts at 6:00 PM. Ticket sales begin March 20th.

 

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May
2

Bicycle Tour of Elmwood

Bring your bicycle

Tour Elmwood Cemetery from your bicycle? Yes! 

Join tour guide Cookie Swain for this bicycle-friendly history tour of Elmwood. Visit sites of beauty and learn the history of the city as told through the lives of Elmwood residents. 

The tour is being offered on Saturday, May 2nd at 11:00am. We have space for a limited number of cyclists, so make your reservations soon. 

Admission is $20 per person.  

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May
2

Scandals & Scoundrels

An Afternoon Walking Tour of Elmwood Cemetery

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. Elmwood staff member Amanda Knight will be your guide for this afternoon tour! 

This tour is all-walking and lasts about 90 minutes. Advance registration is required. Cost is $20 per person. Starts at 1:00 PM. Ticket sales begin March 21st.

 

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May
9

Mother's Tea in the Chapel

A very sweet event

Take time out from the hustle and bustle to enjoy a lovely early afternoon tea at Elmwood! Tea, scones, lemon squares, and other delicious treats await you in our beautiful Chapel. Your prettiest gloves and hats are strongly encouraged. 

What a grand way to spend a spring Saturday afternoon! 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. Admission is $40 per person and advance registration is required. This event begins at 1:00 PM. Questions? Call 901-774-3212. Ticket sales begin March 28th.

Please note, this event takes place the day before Mother's Day

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