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.
The Memphis Music Tour
Rhythym is our business...
Join us for the Memphis Music Tour led by Memphis musician, historian, filmmaker, and author Willy Bearden on Friday, May 31st at 6:00 pm. This tour will surely resonate with you! On this tour, you'll be introduced to the music that echoes through the memories of the musicians who rest here. We'll visit a Confederate composer, a Big Band legend, blues singers, horn players, producers, and more. Beer and wine will be available for sale before the tour begins.
Save your spot and register today by clicking the link or call 901-774-3212. Cost is $20 per person.
Walk With Me
We hear it frequently: "I've never been to Elmwood."
We're inviting you to change that.
Join us for an introduction to Elmwood Cemetery on the Saturday afternoon of your choosing (June 1st or 8th), starting at 2:30 pm. We'll invite you in to the Cottage to check in and then set out on foot for a 90 minute glimpse into Memphis from long ago. You'll see ancient trees and magnificent monuments as you stroll with your tour guide down winding carriage paths. Tour Guide Amanda Knight will share stories of old Memphis and the early days of Elmwood.
Pick your date and we'll see you soon. Comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing are highly recommended. Need specific information? Call 901-774-3212 with questions.
Cemetery Cinema: Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil
Sponsored generously by Gant Systems! See information about admission purchase at http://www.elmwoodcemetery.org/events/elmwood-cemetery-cinema/.
Cemetery Cinema: O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Sponsored generously by Dillard Door and Woodland Tree Service! See information about admission purchase at http://www.elmwoodcemetery.org/events/elmwood-cemetery-cinema/.
Jimmy Ogle's 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, near the beloved Snowden and Overton monuments, "Jeffrey's swing", Dr. D.T. Porter, and so much more.
Jimmy is a beloved storyteller and public speaker, and advance registration is highly recommended. This tour is expected to sell out. This tour is offered at 9:00 am only. Cost is $20 per person. For more information, call 901-774-3212.
Jimmy Ogle's Cotton Men of Elmwood Talk
Elmwood Loves Jimmy! Join us on Saturday, July 27th at 11:00 am in the Lord's Chapel at Elmwood Cemetery for past Shelby County Historian Jimmy Ogle's indoor presentation, "Cotton Men of Elmwood". Elmwood Cemetery is the final resting place for people from all walks of life, and that includes the cotton factors who helped to drive the trade through the city of Memphis. We invite you to hear their stories from one of the midsouth's finest storytellers!
Jimmy is a beloved storyteller and public speaker; advance registration is highly recommended. This seated, indoor, air-conditioned presentation will begin at 11:00 am. Cost is $20 and beverages and light snacks are included. For more information, call 901-774-3212.
Jimmy Ogle's Historic Memphis Riverfront Talk
Join us on Saturday, July 27th at 1:00 pm in the Lord's Chapel at Elmwood Cemetery for past Shelby County Historian Jimmy Ogle's indoor presentation, The Historic Memphis Riverfront. Mr. Ogle has spent countless hours studying the history of Memphis, our cobblestones, the riverboats and riverboatmen who lived and worked on the Mississippi, and the trade that grew Memphis into a booming metropolis. Join us and learn more about this fascinating part of Memphis history!
Jimmy is a beloved storyteller and public speaker; advance registration is highly recommended. This seated, indoor, air-conditioned presentation will begin at 1:00 pm. Cost is $20 and beverages and light snacks are included. For more information, call 901-774-3212.