824 S. Dudley St.Memphis, TN 38104901-774-3212
OFFICE HOURS Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm | Saturday 8 am - noon
Elmwood Cemetery's grounds are open every day from 8 am till 4:30 pm. There is no admission charge.
African American History & Elmwood Cemetery: An Online Presentation
6 PM -
At rest in Elmwood are the men and women of the Civil Rights Movement, business leaders, a nun being considered for sainthood, musicians, novelists, politicians, civic leaders, and more. We invite you to join us for an hour-long, seated, indoor presentation, where you can learn about the Afric...
12 PM -
It might be winter, but that's not stopping us! Shake off the dust mid-day and join one of Elmwood's volunteer tour guides for a one-mile, 30-minute Cemetery Walk.
Cemetery Walks will begin outside of the office at 12:00 pm sharp. We encourage questions, so please ask your tou...
African American History & Elmwood Cemetery: An Indoor Presentation
10:30 AM -
Love on the Rocks: Victorian Monument Symbolism
2 PM -
Love is carved into every stone in Elmwood Cemetery, represented by intriguing, sometimes otherworldly symbols. During this indoor, seated presentation at Elmwood Cemetery, we will explore the meaning of the symbols in the stonework, from flowers to ferns, lambs, doves, trees, scrolls, obelisk...
Cradle Gardening Sign Up & Orientation
9 AM -
If you love Elmwood Cemetery and are passionate about gardening, then this program is for you. Help bring flowers back to the oldest active garden-style cemetery in Memphis!
What are cradles? These oblong, marble monuments were installed as memorial markers many years ago. They've ...
The Marvelous Women of Elmwood Cemetery
The very first person to be buried at Elmwood was a woman. Civil Rights activists, a beauty queen, suffragists, an explorer, and so many more: the women buried at Elmwood Cemetery lived incredibly diverse lives. They contributed to our world, shaping it and improving it for all.
Elmwood Tea Party
10:30 AM -
Take time out from the hustle and bustle to enjoy a lovely mid-morning tea at Elmwood. Tea, scones, lemon squares, and other delicious treats await you in our beautiful Chapel. Your prettiest hats, gloves, and spring frocks are strongly encouraged.
What a grand way t...