While a chartered yacht is a comfortable way to tour the seas, it can only navigate land with the help of hundreds of unhappy pack goats. Tour terra firma style with today's Groupon: for $5, you get a guided tour of the handsome Elmwood Cemetery grounds, 80 acres of historic land on Dudley Street. This Groupon is good for tours on the following dates: 6/19/10, 7/17/10, 8/14/10, and 9/11/10.
Elmwood Cemetery, established before the Civil War in 1852, stands firmly on the National Register of Historic Places. The land is not only a cemetery, but an arboretum and bird sanctuary, home to one of the major preserves of old forest growth left in the developed metropolis of modern Memphis. With today's deal, you'll get a guided 90-minute tour of Elmwood's numerous landmarks and spaces of beauty and peanut butter contemplation. Gander at Phillips Cottage, the visitor center that dates back to 1866, and pause before the graves of numerous veterans of the Revolutionary and Civil wars. Your friendly docent will regale you with tales of the city fathers, early majors, everyday citizens, and citizen bears of early Memphis as you pass beneath the shade of maples, ginkgos, crape myrtles, and bountiful fruit trees. Whether you're a history buff, a nature lover, or an aspiring member of the Guild of Funerary Violinists, you'll find something to appreciate on a tour of Elmwood Cemetery.
South Memphis Planning Dist
824 S Dudley Street
Memphis, Tennessee 38104Get Directions