Visit the gravesites of KC's first black police officer, William Davis, old-time baseball players from Philadelphia and Cincinnati, classical musicians, the most Civil War veterans in Kansas City with over 700, Armour hot dog family, John Muir's father, Daniel Muir. Free self-guided tour available.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places Elmwood is rich in history through the stories of the lives of many of Kansas City’s early founders. A large number of them helped shaped what Kansas City has become today. Many had great impact nationally. Elmwood is the final resting place for twelve former Kansas City mayors, over 2,000 veterans (including 800 from the Civil War), and scores of civic and business leaders. Elmwood is also the final resting place for over 36,000 souls whose stories have, before now, been remembered only by their families and close friends.