Listed on the National Register of Historic Places,
Elmwood Cemetery opened in 1872. Its beautiful grounds were
designed by renowned landscape architect George Kessler,
the creator of Kansas City’s famed parks and boulevard system.
Elmwood encompasses 43 acres in the heart of Kansas City
and is the final resting place for over 36,000 souls from all walks of life, including many of Kansas City's founders.
The mission of the Elmwood Cemetery Society is simple:
Perpetuate the life stories of all who have chosen Elmwood as their
final resting place, while maintaining a place of dignity a nd respect
where their loved ones will find comfort in visiting,
time and time again.