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Elmwood Cemetery Costume Tour & Spirits Fundraisers


Join the Historic Elmwood Cemetery as it celebrates 2 of its largest, most exciting events of the year.

  • The 9th Annual Costume Twilight Tour will be Saturday, October 25. Costumed actors portraying some of Elmwood’s residents will introduce you to the history of Memphis’ oldest active cemetery. Some of the residents who will be portrayed this year include William Strong, a survivor of the 1811 earthquake that created Reelfoot Lake, Dr. Willis Campbell, founder of Campbell Clinic, and Rev. Dr. Benjamin Hooks, an African-American attorney, Baptist minister, and civil rights leader. The all-walking tours will begin at 4:00 p.m. Tour groups will depart from the Cottage every ten minutes and the last tour will begin at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $15 in advance, or $20 at the gate. Children under 12 will be admitted for free. The event takes place rain or shine. For mobility-impaired visitors, call ahead at 901-774-3212 and speak with Bob Barnett or Kimberly McCollum regarding tour route information.
  • The 4th Annual Spirits with the Spirits fundraiser for Elmwood will take place on Saturday, November 1 at 7 p.m. The gates of Elmwood will open to a plethora of events that are sure to cater to your interests including music, food and drink, fortune-telling, mule-drawn wagon rides, and a silent auction. There will be beer from Ghost River, vodka from Roaring Tiger, vintages ghostly white and blood red from Joe’s. Experience music from Earnestine and Hazel’s House Band. Dress is black and white casual and costumes and characters are welcome.

Tickets to Spirit are $60 per person, $100 per couple and can be purchased online.

Purchase tickets online for both events here.

For more information or to purchase tickets by phone, call the Elmwood office at 901-774-3212.

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