Elmwood Cemetery, in Kansas City, Missouri, occupies 43 acres in an idyllic park-like setting. Established in 1872, it is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and honors a roster of some of the most prominent citizens from Kansas City’s long history. The beautiful century-old monuments for the interred gracefully dot the landscape. Elmwood Cemetery was designed by George E. Kessler, the famed landscape architect of the Kansas City parks and boulevard system. He created a tree lover’s dream that continues to delight.
Operated by the Elmwood Cemetery Society, comprised of local historians, this not-for-profit organization receives no state or Federal support. Dedicated volunteers manage the maintenance and preservation of Elmwood Cemetery. Elmwood has no paid staff, and relies on the support and generosity of the community.