Memphis National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in the Nutbush neighborhood of the City of Memphis, in Shelby County, Tennessee. Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it encompasses 44.2 acres (17.9 ha), and as of the end of 2007, had 42,184 interments.Use our Memphis tour itinerary site to visit Memphis National Cemetery on your trip to Memphis, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Several Civil War battlefield cemeteries were transferred to the Memphis National Cemetery after the war.
Memphis National Cemetery reviews
Beautiful cemetery with gorgeous tombstones. Lots of interesting history. Very well maintained. Highly recommend. more »
I have visited over 94 National Cemeteries or other veterans cemeteries as part of my Survivor's Guilt. I also serve on an honor guard in a National Cemetery. I dragged my wife through 7 veterans... more »
Both of my parents, friends of my parents & other family members are buried in this cemetery. Services are wonderful, staff is exceptional and helpful. I highly recommend anyone who can have a loved one buried here....do it. It is always clean, full of staff members working on the grounds......and a landmark for Memphis.
I played ball in the open section when I was a child. It's filled up now basically. My father was buried there in 1977. It's one of the most beautiful & well kept cemeteries I've ever seen. Wasn't always that way. A real history of our country from the civil war on. A remembrance of fallen patriots, some unknown. I believe some of the Confederate tombstones have been altered. Shame
Plan your trip to Memphis
Get a personalized planA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
See all ›
Side trips from Memphis
Hidden gems in Memphis
See all ›
Nearby attractions in Memphis
Plans to Memphis National Cemetery by other users
9 days in Memphis BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, historic sites, museums, popular sights Preferences: October, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in Memphis BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 18 days in Tennessee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular sights Preferences: April, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in West Tennessee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 14 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, extra fast, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Extra fast